Observation: Fluocinolone Acetonide (iluvien) Implant Migration into the Anterior Chamber

Vasileios T Papastavrou, Hadi Zambarakji, Ian Dooley, Haralabos Eleftheriadis, Timothy L Jackson

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PURPOSE: To describe the anterior chamber migration of a fluocinolone acetonide (Iluvien) implant in the context of previous vitrectomy and complicated cataract surgery.

METHODS: Retrospective observational case series. Two patients with a history of vitrectomy and complicated phacoemulsification surgery, one of whom had pseudoexfoliation.

RESULTS: The implant migrated to the anterior chamber shortly after implantation. One patient had the implant removed after one recurrence; the other used pilocarpine 2% eye drops to reduce the risk of further migration.

CONCLUSION: Complicated cataract surgery and vitrectomy can be associated with migration of fluocinolone acetonide implants into the anterior chamber.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2016


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