Inyección intravítrea para tratar los problemas de retina

Inyección intravítrea para tratar los problemas de retina

Written by: Dra. Pamy Stolik Pérez
Published: | Updated: 02/08/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Intravitreal injections are a treatment used to treat wet macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema. They consist of locally administering an antigenic drug inside the eye. As mentioned above, the main indication is diabetic macular edema (accumulation of fluid in the macula), in which either corticoids or anti-genic are used.

Pre-and post-intravitreal injection

Prior to intravitreal injections, the Ophthalmologist will disinfect the eye and eyelids and, after the injection, antibiotic eye drops will be applied to the eye for a few days.

 

Intravitreal injection is used to treat conditions such as macular degeneration

 

How long the intravitreal injection intervention lasts and possible risks

Injection is a short procedure that can be carried out in the operating room or on an outpatient basis, always requiring aseptic conditions. It is performed under topical anesthesia in the form of drops and does not usually cause discomfort, since it is administered with a very fine needle.

Although the highest risk of intravitreal injection is eye infection, if properly applied, the risk is minimal.

Effectiveness and guarantees of intravitreal injection

Intravitreal injection has very high effectiveness. In this way, the disease can be stopped in 95% of the cases and another 40% of patients improve their visual acuity. However, it should be noted that several injections are necessary to achieve evolution and improvement.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Pamy Stolik Pérez
Ophthalmology

Dr. Stolik is a renowned specialist in ophthalmology. With over 25 years experience in the profession and extensive training, it has specialized in addressing ophthalmologic special techniques. So, it's great connoisseur of retinal detachment, cataracts or glaucoma. On the other hand, he is the author of many specialty items, published in scientific journals. He currently serves as an ophthalmologist in general ophthalmology unit and special tests in Oftálica Ophthalmological Clinic.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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