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Letter to the editor: dexamethasone intravitreal implant in the treatment of diabetic macular edema

Authors Hall J, C Wright C

Received 5 August 2015

Accepted for publication 18 August 2015

Published 16 November 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 2119—2121

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S93836

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


John Hall

Alimera Sciences Ltd., Aldershot, Hampshire, UK


I read “Dexamethasone intravitreal implant in the treatment of diabetic macular edema” published July 2015 by Dugel et al.1This article is very interesting in terms of providing an outline of the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of diabetic macular edema and explaining the value of corticosteroids in the treatment of diabetic macular edema.

However, I would like to draw your attention to the data presented for ILUVIEN® (fluocinolone acetonide; FAc) in Table 2, which has been presented incorrectly and does not reflect the approved product and dose in Europe. ILUVIEN is indicated in Europe for the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic diabetic macular edema, considered insufficiently responsive to available therapies2 and is approved in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. ILUVIEN was launched in the United Kingdom in April 2013, Germany in May 2013, and Portugal in January 2015.3

View original paper by Dugel et al.


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