What are Intravitreal Injections?

Intravitreal injections are used to treat a wide range of retinal diseases and are an in-office procedure performed by a retina specialist.

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Using a very small needle, medication is injected through the sclera (the white part of the eye) into the vitreous (the thick, gel-like inside of your eye) to improve and stabilize your vision. These medications, such as Avastin and Eylea,

  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Eye infections
  • Macular edema
  • Central and branch retinal vein occlusions
  • Uveitis
  • Retinal lesions

Expected side effects include floaters and mild swelling.

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