Retisert User Reviews & Ratings
Retisert has an average rating of 10.0 out of 10 from a total of 5 reviews on Drugs.com. 100% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 0% reported a negative experience.
|Uveitis||3 reviews for Uveitis||90 medications|
|Macular Edema||2 reviews for Macular Edema||16 medications|
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- March 15, 2010
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."
- Hi Rise
- Taken for 5 to 10 years
- September 25, 2018
For Macular Edema "I was diagnosed with a rare systemic disease which attacks my retina, . Birdshot uveitis. Usually biologics are used to treat it but my side affects were many, sugar diabetes, high blood pressure & extreme fatigue. I had my first set of retiserts in 2008 and two other sets subsequently. I have just had the fourth in my left eye. I did have to have surgery to lower pressure in both eyes and now have glaucoma. I have had uneventful surgeries, no side effects except the above. I probably would have been blind from the uveitis and edema without them. But as stated above you should heavily weigh your options. I was 58 when I started and I am 70 now. Still with usable sight . My disease flares and remits at will."
- Taken for 10 years or more
- July 31, 2018
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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- Taken for 2 to 5 years
- February 20, 2022
For Uveitis "I received the Retisert on January 20th and it is now February 20th I received in my right eye this is my second surgery previously 5 years ago that a successful surgery hoping for the same success so far so good I highly recommended surgery"
- November 24, 2008
For Uveitis "Retisert is fantastic. I went from 20/400 to 20/10! The surgery is a breeze and restores eyesight."
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