This is the most common procedure we perform. Regular (1-4 monthly) injections can be a highly effective treatment for many eye conditions including wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema and retinal vein occlusion. The most common types of injection are Anti-VEGF medications (Eylea, Lucentis) and Steroids (Ozurdex, Triamcinolone).
The eye is anaesthetised by using eye drops and an injection under the conjunctiva. The medication is then introduced to the eye painlessly. Occasionally the eye will be gritty for a day or two after, but will settle with lubricating drops. All injections are undertaken in the clinic rooms and do not require hospital admission.
Injections are usually very well tolerated but, like all procedures, do come with some slight risks. Very occasionally people will experience infection, retinal detachment, vitreous haemorrhage or a cataract.