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Ozurdex recall alert

8 October 2018

Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland is recalling numerous batches of Ozurdex due to the possibility that a single loose silicone particle of approximately 300 microns in diameter may become detached from the needle sleeve during administration of the implant and may be delivered into the eye along with the implant.

The MHRA have issued the following alert with details regarding the batches affected and the action required. A Dear Healthcare Professional Communication (DHPC) from Allergan has been included in the alert which provides further details regarding the recall and the potential clinical implications.