Vitreoretinal surgery is the treatment of disorders related to the retina, vitreous and macula. Ophthalmic surgeons use specialized techniques, instruments and solutions to treat conditions that include retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and uveitis. Retinal and vitreous problems can cause severe loss of vision or even blindness. In some cases, surgery may be beneficial and - if done at the right time - might prevent severe loss of vision.
Bausch + Lomb Retisert (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) 0.59 mg is the world's first intravitreal drug implant for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye. Uveitis is an inflammation of the uvea (or uveal layer) – the middle layer of three that make up the eye. It is a treatable condition; however, without proper treatment, it can lead to much more serious conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, or retinal edema.