Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant (Ozurdex) Versus Bevacizumab in Patients With Diabetic Macular Edema Undergoing Cataract Surgery

Conditions:   Diabetic Macular Edema;   Cataract Intervention:   Drug: Bevacizumab Injection Sponsors:   Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute;   Allergan;   Doheny Image Reading Center Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates autoimmune dry eye gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation restasis undoctored wheat belly xiidra Source Type: blogs
Purpose: To analyze the effects of a dexamethasone intravitreal implant (DEX; Ozurdex 700 μg; Allergan) administered immediately after cataract surgery in diabetic patients. Methods: This prospective, single-arm, open label study (NCT01748487 at ClinicalTrials.gov) involved Type 2 diabetic patients with at least mild diabetic retinopathy (DR) who underwent cataract surgery and DEX insertion after phacoemulsification, and intraocular lens implantation were enrolled. Best-corrected visual acuity and central retinal thickness (CRT) measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography were recorded at 1 week preope...
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Reported here is a case of intralenticular sustained-release dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex ®, Allergan, Irvine, CA, USA) present for 1 year with effective treatment of refractory diabetic macular edema without rapid cataract formation. The crystalline lens remained stable for 12 months on exam despite the presence of the steroid-secreting foreign body. The diabetic macular edema resolved on exam and on optical coherence tomography. After 1 year, cataract extraction was uneventfully performed by phacoemulsification for a mild decline in visual acuity. Macular edema remains resolved 2 months following cataract removal. ...
Source: Case Reports in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
A 75-year-old man was referred to a corneal specialist for evaluation of Fuchs corneal dystrophy and cataract. The patient had no significant ocular history, and his medical history was notable for borderline diabetes and hypertension. The patient had no known drug allergies, and his family ocular history was negative. The patient's medications included sodium chloride hypertonicity 5.0% eyedrops (Muro 128) 4 times per day in each eye and lisinopril 20 mg each day. The patient said he does not drink alcohol and denied tobacco or recreational drug use.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Consultation section: Cornea Source Type: research
B Poornachandra, Vinod B M Kumar, Chaitra Jayadev, Subashchandra H Dorelli, Naresh Kumar Yadav, Rohit ShettyIndian Journal of Ophthalmology 2017 65(3):255-257A 78-year-old male who had received a dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex, Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA, USA) 15 days back for recalcitrant diabetic macular edema in the left eye came to us for a second opinion. On examination, his corrected distance visual acuity was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/40 in the left eye. Early cataractous changes were present in both eyes. The intraocular pressure was within normal limits. The Ozurdex implant was seen lodged in the posterior cor...
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news
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