Intravitreal Injection

Specialty of Ophthalmology

Intravitreal injection is an injection of medication into the eyes. The vitreous humor is the fluid which is formed inside the eye. During the ophthalmologist intravitreal injected the drug into the vitreous humor, in the back of the eye, near the retina. The drug is recommended to treat certain eye and vision problems. Generally, it is a short appearance of between 15 and 30 minutes. First apply a few drops to dilate the pupils, the eyes and eyelids are cleaned, apply a few drops a device with analgesic and keep your eyes open. Later the medicine with a small needle is injected. The patient feels no pain but may feel a slight pressure. Intravitreal injection is usually done in cases with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or retinal vein occlusion. Although there are no risks after surgery, it is possible that the patient may feel pressure or roughness, but no pain. There may also be a small bleeding, will disappear, or seeing floaters, which will improve with time

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