Intravitreal Injections are used for the treatment of conditions such as wet age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, diabetic retinopathy and more. They are performed by Dr Hilford as an outpatient procedure under sterile conditions.
What happens during treatment?
Dr Hilford administers the drug directly to your eye as an outpatient procedure. It is all done under sterile conditions under a local anaesthetic with a speculum securing your eye in the correct position. A tiny needle will be inserted through the sclera (the white part of your eye) in order to inject the drug into the vitreous (the jelly in the back of the eye). You may feel pressure but no pain as such. Intravitreal treatments are usually given as a series of injections at regular intervals, usually around every four to six weeks. This will be determined by Dr Hilford and discussed in detail with you if you require.
- An eye patch will be placed over the treated eye. Please leave the patch on overnight.
- Take the patch off the following morning and start to use the drops as directed.
Complications are rare, and you must contact our staff if you have any concerns at all following an injection treatment.
Laser treatment is performed in the clinic and no significant side effects are noticeable or expected after treatment.
Argon laser is used for treating conditions such as retinal tears and diabetic retinopathy.