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5 Complications Associated with the Defective Ozurdex Implant

Ozurdex was an eye implant that rose in popularity since its regulatory approval in 2014. However, the implant was recalled in late 2018 after silicon particulates were discovered in large batches of the device. This recall came too late for some patients, however. Learn five complications associated with the Ozurdex implant and what you can do if you are one of the affected patients.

What Are the Side Effects of a Defective Ozurdex Implant?

The Ozurdex implant was widely used to treat a variety of ocular conditions. However, patients who received the injectable implant may have been contaminated with silicon particulates from the needle sleeve used during the procedure. The complications these patients have experienced include the following:

  • Cataract formation
  • Steroid-induced glaucoma
  • Increased intraocular pressure
  • Corneal edema (swelling)
  • Permanent corneal decompensation

What to Do if You Received a Defective Orzudex Implant

If you or someone you love received an Ozurdex implant recently, be aware of the following warning signs that the implant is defective:

  • Blurry vision or double vision
  • Clouding or blind spots
  • Glare or “halos” around lights
  • Eye sensitivity and pain
  • Formation of blisters on the surface of the eye

Our experienced product liability attorneys at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation are well-versed in legal matters involving defective medical devices, and we can take this matter out of your hands while you focus on recovering from your injuries. Our team can help you recover the compensation for corrective procedures and lost wages.

Contact Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation at (866) 884-1717 to schedule a free consultation.