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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-61  

Misdirected ozurdex implant

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Date of Submission27-Dec-2019
Date of Decision07-Apr-2020
Date of Acceptance26-Apr-2020
Date of Web Publication27-Feb-2021

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amber Amar Bhayana
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ojo.OJO_292_2019

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Ozurdex is one of the most commonly inserted intravitreal steroid implants in cases of posterior uveitis and recalcitrant macular edema in cases of diabetic retinopathy and vascular occlusions. Here we report accidental malpositioning of this implant in patellar fossa.

Keywords: Implant, misdirected, Ozurdex

How to cite this article:
Bhayana AA, Kumar S, Azad SV. Misdirected ozurdex implant. Oman J Ophthalmol 2021;14:60-1

How to cite this URL:
Bhayana AA, Kumar S, Azad SV. Misdirected ozurdex implant. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Mar 28];14:60-1. Available from: https://www.ojoonline.org/text.asp?2021/14/1/60/190153

A 6-year-old female, known case of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, was injected intravitreally with Ozurdex (Allergan, Irvine, CA, USA) for chronic panuveitis in the left eye which got accidentally placed anteriorly and got trapped in the anterior hyaloid face indenting the posterior capsule of the crystalline lens [Figure 1]. The eye was treated with lens sparing pars plana vitrectomy with oil insertion for developing retinal detachment and Ozurdex was explanted. Misdirected implants are rare accidental complications during intravitreal injections.[1],[2],[3],[4],[5] Decision must be taken immediately whether to intervene to prevent vision loss due to complications.
Figure 1: Slit lamp photograph of the left eye showing anteriorly placed dexamethasone implant with inferotemporal part trapped between posterior capsule and anterior hyaloid

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Biswas P, Nandi K, Batra S, Ginodia A, Biswas P. Pars plana vitrectomy and re-directing a dexamethasone implant into vitreous cavity following misdirected entry into the crystalline lens. Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:1033-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Chhabra R, Kopsidas K, Mahmood S. Accidental insertion of dexamethasone implant into the crystalline lens-12 months follow-up. Eye (Lond) 2014;28:624-5.  Back to cited text no. 2
Abdolrahimzadeh S, Plateroti P, Scarinci F, Plateroti AM. Accidental intralenticular dexamethasone intravitreal implant with the resolution of macular oedema in central retinal vein occlusion. Acta Ophthalmol 2016;94:e810-1.  Back to cited text no. 3
Baskan B, Cıcek A, Gulhan A, Gundogan M, Goktas S. Ozurdex completely located inside a crystallized lens-Results of 14 months. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2016;4:38-40.  Back to cited text no. 4
Chalioulias K, Muqit MM. Vitreoretinal surgery for inadvertent intralenticular Ozurdex implant. Eye 2014;28:1523-4.  Back to cited text no. 5


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