DEXAMETHASONE is a corticosteroid. The implant is used to treat macular edema. This is a condition where fluid collects in the eye causing swelling. It is also used to treat swelling in the eye that is not caused by an infection. The implant will only treat the eye that it has been placed into. Compare corticosteroids.

Ozurdex Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Have your eyes checked as directed. If your eyes become red, sensitive to light, or you develop eye pain or changes in vision, you should contact your eye doctor right away.

After the implant is placed in your eye, your vision may be blurry. This change should be for only a short time while you heal from the eye surgery. Do not drive or operate machinery until your vision returns to normal.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Bloody eye

blurred vision

change in vision

eye pain

loss of vision

redness of the white part of the eye or inside of the eyelid

Less common


decreased vision

gradual loss of vision



seeing a veil or curtain across part of your vision

seeing flashes or sparks of light

seeing floating spots before the eyes


Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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