This is a unique treatment that offers a long-term drug delivery system for the treatment of diabetic macular edema. The implant releases fluocinolone acetonide, (0.2 micrograms/day) which is a steroid that treats the inflammatory component of DME and can significantly reduce the swelling in the back of the eye. The implant is very small, less than the size of a grain of rice, and can last up to 3 years. Before ILUVIEN®, the only available long-term corticosteroid treatment lasted only 3-6 months. In addition, the small size lends itself to have minimal side effects for patients. ILUVIEN® is given in the office in a relatively quick (less than 2 minutes) and painless injection.
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