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The dexamethasone intravitreal implant poses a risk to the cornea if it migrates into the anterior chamber. Because it tends to fracture if grasped with surgical instruments, no-touch techniques represent the most successful means of removing the device from the eye. The present report describes a new approach in which the implant is aspirated into the lumen of a needle, providing the surgeon with greater control in accessing the device within the anterior chamber.

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Jay M Stewart. Modified No-Touch Technique for Removal of a Dexamethasone Implant that has Migrated to the Anterior Chamber. Ocular immunology and inflammation. 2020;28(2):238-239

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PMID: 30556778

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