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Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions
Phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation after inadvertent intracapsular injection of intravitreal dexamethasone implant
  1. Jagat Ram,
  2. Aniruddha Kishandutt Agarwal,
  3. Adit Gupta,
  4. Amod Gupta
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Jagat Ram, drjagatram{at}


In this interventional case series, two eyes of two patients with diabetic macular oedema and one eye of a patient with complicated cataract secondary to uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis had inadvertent injection of dexamethasone implant into the capsular bag. This was followed by successful completion of phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation. At 1-year follow-up, all patients maintained visual acuity of ≥20/40 with absence of macular oedema.

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