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User Reviews for Fluocinolone

Also known as: Iluvien, Retisert

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Diabetic Macular Edema
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Summary of Fluocinolone reviews 10.0 4 reviews

Reviews for Fluocinolone

Retisert (fluocinolone) for Macular Edema: "I've had three Retisert implants done . They work wonderfully but have had two that separated after being in for a while. The first separated after 6 years and the second after 3 years. The surgery was a breeze and prevented me from having injections . They did prevent recurring floaters .Thankfully my insurance covered it because it is quite expensive ."

   
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Lou (taken for 10 years or more) July 31, 2018

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Iluvien (fluocinolone) for Diabetic Macular Edema: "Vary expensive drug ($9000) - only use if covered by insurance.. Kaiser gave me this drug and I have had it in my eye for 2 years and its working. I have had glaucoma eye surgery in my eye to keep eye pressure low. The only negative thing is that it leaves a very small capsule in the eye that does not dissolve. So my Dr. does not think I can use this drug more than 2 or so times. I may switch back to another drug that works up to 3- 6 months per injection and cost much less."

   
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Works up to 3 years for 1 inje (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 3, 2017

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Retisert (fluocinolone) for Uveitis: "I suffer from a very aggressive case of Uveitis in my left eye due to Sarcoidosis. I have already had my right eye removed because of it. I became part of the research study developing this implant on the advice of my medical team and it preserved the sight in my remaining eye. I had minimal side effects: temporary pain after surgery, developed cataract (had removed 14 mos. later), increased eye pressure (used eye drops). On my 2nd implant now - usually lasts about 4 years. Highly recommend to anyone with uncontrollable Uveitis."

   
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Mona in Indiana March 15, 2010

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For Not Listed / Other: "Retisert is fantastic. I went from 20/400 to 20/10! The surgery is a breeze and restores eyesight."

Anonymous November 24, 2008

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Retisert (fluocinolone) for Uveitis: "Retisert is fantastic. I went from 20/400 to 20/10! The surgery is a breeze and restores eyesight."

Anonymous November 24, 2008

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