Intravitreal Medication Injection
Intravitreal Medication Injection is a common treatment for neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other causes of retinal disease. Intravitreal medications may help block abnormal blood vessel growth and leakage and reduce macular swelling.
Benefits of Intravitreal Medication Injection
With Intravitreal Medication Injection, your vision may become less blurred or wavy. You may find it easier to recognize the faces of friends and family members. In clinical studies, many who took Intravitreal Medication Injection monthly experienced a significant improvement of at least 3 more lines (15 letters) on the eye chart.
What to expect on treatment day
Intravitreal injections may be required once a month, or in some cases less often. This can be done in a doctor’s office. Before your treatment, the area around your eye will be treated with an antibiotic and your eye will be numbed with anesthetic drops.
Many retinal diseases are chronic conditions for which there is no cure. Intravitreal medication injections are helpful in managing these conditions.