Dr. McCluskey: Treatment Burden


OUR COLLEAGUE: Jessica D. McCluskey, MD — Atlanta, GA

"I wanted a treatment that was designed to treat patients for a longer time. When your patients ask, answer and act."
— Jessica D. McCluskey, MD

Above results are from a single case; results may vary.


Board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained retina specialist at Thomas Eye Group, a large multispecialty ophthalmology practice.

Academic affiliations:
  • Medical School at the University of Mississippi – received Awards in Excellence in the elds of ophthalmology and neurosurgery
  • Four-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Mississippi where she served as chief resident
  • Two-year retina fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Patient Profile 1
Sex: Female
Age: 73
Diagnosis: DME
Treated Eye: OS
Concomitant conditions:
  • High blood pressure
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy with 2 panretinal photocoagulations
Treatment history:
2X Focal laser
8X Anti-VEGF
6X Corticosteroid
Notes:
Pseudophakic

Reasons Dr. McCluskey chose ILUVIEN:
  • Patient history of monthly injections over the course of 6 years
  • Missed injections negatively impacted patient’s vision
  • Interested in an alternative to monthly injections


Retinal Thickness (µm)
Retinal Thickness
Best Corrected Visual Acuity (BCVA)
Best Corrected Visual Acuity
IOP: Intraocular Pressure
Intraocular Pressure


Patient Results
ILUVIEN® (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) 0.19 mg:

Patient Outcome
  • Vision maintained over 1 year of follow-up, despite having DME for 6 years with 16 prior treatments
  • Good optical coherence tomography (OCT) reduction and maintenance
  • IOP stable
  • No further treatment was needed during the 15-month follow-up period
Selected OCT Scans
References:
1. Data on File. Alimera Sciences, Inc.



"This patient received monthly DME injections for years and after the ILUVIEN injection, she has not had another injection in 16 months. That’s a huge success for my patient."
— Dr. McCluskey