Purpose:

To report the effectiveness of intravitreal dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex) in treating exudative retinal detachement secondary to primary breast cancer.

Method:

A women with 45 years old with serous retinal detachment and a current history of metastasis in lungs and due to breast cancer was treated with two dexamethasone implants. Best corrected visual acuity, ophthalmoscopy and OCT were performed before and after treatment.

Results:

The treatment was effective recovering normal architecture and a visual acuity of 1.0. Two months later an exudative retinal detachment reappeared.

Conclusion:

A single inyection of dexamethasone may be safe and effective treatment to improve the visual acuity and recover retinal architecture over a period of 2 months. Further studies for the treatment of serous retinal detachment will be needed.