Injections – in what diseases
Intravitreal injection consists in introducing an active substance inside the eyeball, which effectively deals with diseases such as:
- AMD, the wet form of age-related macular degeneration
- Diabetic macular edema
- Macular edema due to retinal venous thrombosis
- Macular edema following cataract surgery (Irvine-Gass syndrome)
- Diabetic proliferative retinopathy (retinal and / or iris proliferation)
- Central subretinal neovascularization in the course of high myopia
- Idiopathic central subretinal neovascularization
- Neovascular glaucoma
- Central Serum Retinopathy (CSR)
The course of the procedure
The intravitreal injection is, contrary to appearances, a simple and painless procedure. We guarantee that any concerns caused by “injection into the eye” are unfounded. The procedure is as follows:
- Giving the patient antibiotic drops.
- Eye anesthesia with drops (already in the treatment room).
- Disinfecting the conjunctival sac and injection – intravitreal injection made with a very thin needle.
- Putting on a sterile dressing and leaving our clinic.
In the first days after the procedure, it is extremely important to maintain hygiene and use antibiotic drops in accordance with the recommendations of our specialist. Only in this way, intravitreal injections will bring the expected results.
The intravitreal injection is a series of several injections made at specific time intervals. In order for the intravitreal injections to bring the expected results, at least one injection a month should be performed.
Types of preparations
Intravitreal injection is a procedure that requires high-quality medical preparations. Depending on the disease we want to cure, we use:
- AVASTIN, EYLEA, LUCENTIS, TRIAMCYNOLON – used in AMD, retinopathy, maculopathy and macular edema
- OZURDEX – we use it to treat a vein clot in the eyeball
- JETREA – used in “diseases of the vitreous-retinal interface”