Fluocinolone is in a group of drugs called corticosteroids. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Fluocinolone ophthalmic (for the eye) implant is used to treat inflammation within the eye that may be caused by a variety of diseases or infections. The implant slowly releases fluocinolone into the eye over a period of approximately 30 months. Fluocinolone will not treat an eye infection. Fluocinolone ophthalmic implant may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Retisert drug belongs to a class known as ophthalmic steroids. The medication can be found in a different name known as Fluocinolone acetonide. However, this is the generic name of the drug. It treats skin inflammation caused by diseases or other infections i.e. in the eye. It prevents release of some substances causing inflammation.