Injections are an option for treating many Retinal Disorders such as Wet AMD, Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion, Central Retinal Vein Occlusion, Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema.
The affected eye is injected with an Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor, or anti-VEGF’s. This medicine slows or stops damage from abnormal blood vessels. Anti-VEGF treatment can slow vision loss. Sometimes it can even improve vision.
They eye is numbed to reduce pain. A small device is used to keep your eyelids out of the way. Using a very small needle, your ophthalmologist injects the drug in the back of your eye. The injection only takes a few seconds.
Your ophthalmologist will decide how many treatments you need. You may need other types of treatment along with anti-VEGF treatment.