Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Dextenza
  2. Maxidex
  3. Ocu-Dex


Dexamethasone eye drops are used to treat inflammation of the eyes caused by allergies and certain conditions, including damage caused by chemical and thermal burns.

Dexamethasone eye insert is used to treat eye pain and swelling after eye surgery. It is also used to treat itching of the eye caused by a condition known as allergic conjunctivitis.

Dexamethasone belongs to the group of medicines known as corticosteroids (steroids or cortisone-like medicines) that is used to relieve the redness, itching, and swelling caused by eye infections and other conditions or procedures (eg, eye surgery).

Dextenza® is to be given only by your doctor. Maxidex® is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Suspension
  • Insert, Extended Release
  • Solution