This is a steroid that is used to decrease inflammation in the eye. Unlike other steroids we use in ophthalmology, this drug is delivered as an injection. We occasionally inject Kenalog into chalazion eyelid lesions to speed their resolution. For patients with resistant ocular inflammation (uveitis), Kenalog can be injected in the skin next to the eye or even behind the eye for continuous release. With macular edema, Kenalog is injected directly into the vitreous of the eye itself.

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