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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 117-118

Fractured blood stained steroid implant

Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Center for Vitreoretinal Diseases, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Brijesh Takkar
Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Center for Vitreoretinal Diseases, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1200_20

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The usual biodegradation of the sustained release steroid implant does not involve fractures. The case presented in this report was noted to have vitreous haemorrhage staining a steroid implant injected for management of diabetic retinopathy. The implant gradually thinned in the areas adjacent to the haemorrhage, to eventually fracture into 2 pieces. Fracture of the implant is an uncommon event and may be a cause of concern as it can potentially alter the pharmacokinetics/dynamics of the drug.

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