Treatment Via Intravitreal Injection

Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and several other retinal conditions are treated with Anti-VEGF Intravitreal Injections. These injections have become the most commonly performed eye procedure in the world and increase in volume each year. Their benefit mainly involves preventing permanent vision loss for certain retina conditions and in some cases even improving vision.

How is the treatment given?

Your Ophthalmologist will use an instrument called a speculum to keep the eyelid open. Prior to
the procedure, local anaesthetic drops will be applied to numb the surface of the eye and
antiseptic drops will be applied to clean the area and prevent infection. You will receive an injection of Anti-VEGF intravitreal medication which takes less than a minute to complete.

How often is the treatment given?

Each patient has a varying schedule based on the progression of their condition. You may need treatment as often as every four weeks, or your schedule may be extended over several weeks. Your Ophthalmologist will analyze your results at each visit to ensure you are on a good track. It is extremely important to maintain your prescribed treatment pattern to preserve optimal vision.

Is the procedure safe?

The risks associated with the administration of Intravitreal Injections are extremely low, and may include but are not limited to:

Recovery from Intravitreal Injections

You may experience the following side effects following the procedure, and each experience may be slightly different.
If you experience the following symptoms please contact the clinic or present yourself to the emergency room:

Care you can see

If you are suffering from a retinal condition or simply experiencing issues with your vision, our team of experts will be happy to assist you.

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