The use of Ozurdex intravitreal implant to treat post-RVO macular edema

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This reports on the efficacy and safety of Ozurdex intravitreal implant (1 up to 3 injections) in different types of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) was based on examination data of 26 patients, referred to the ophthalmology clinic of the First Pavlov Sate Medical University of St. Petersburg. Ophthalmic examination, fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, fundus photography, and microperimetry were all routinely used to follow these patients. Intravitreal injections of Ozurdex in post-RVO macular edema resulted in a statistically significant visual acuity improvement and decrease in retinal thickness. No cases of lens opacity progression were observed. Ocular hypertension was transient and controlled by topical IOP-lowering therapy. In cases of ischemic central retinal vein occlusions, to prevent and treat neovascular complications it is necessary to resort to additional treatment methods.

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Svetlana Nikolaevna Tultseva

First Pavlov Sate Medical University of St. Petersburg

MD, PhD, assistant professor. Ophthalmology department

Pavel Andreevich Nechiporenko

First Pavlov Sate Medical University of St. Petersburg

MD, PhD, assistant. Ophthalmology department

Aleksandra Ivanovna Titarenko

First Pavlov Sate Medical University of St. Petersburg

resident. Ophthalmology department


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