University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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Retisert Implantation

Jordan M. Graff, MD; Thomas A. Oetting, MS, MD

Here we show the implantation of the Retisert steroid implant. This device has 0.59 mg of fluocinolone acetonide releasing at a slow rate of about 0.4 mg per day for about 30 months. The device is expensive and our cost was $13,939.35 (US government pricing). In this case, the patient had severe intraocular inflammation requiring frequent intravitreal injections, so in the long run, insertion of the Retisert will probably be cheaper.

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Additional Notes: length 3 min 33 sec

last updated: 07-04-2010

 

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