Intravitreal injections (for age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy)

Intravitreal injections are performed after a full ophthalmological (visual acuity, intraocular pressure measurement, refraction and fundus examination) and imaging examination consisting of an OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) and, if necessary, an Angiofluorography (AFG).

When are avastin (intravitreal) injections performed?

Intravitreal injections are performed after a full ophthalmological examination (visual acuity, intraocular pressure measurement, ocular pressure, refraction and fundus examination) and imaging which consists of performing an ophthalmological OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) and, if necessary, an Angiofluorography (AFG).

The actual injection of avastin or other medication is performed in the operating room, with topical anesthesia (drops), respecting the rules of asepsis.

What is recommended after avastin injections?

After these intravitreal injections, avoid rubbing the eye and instill 1-2 drops of antibiotic solution 3 times a day into the conjunctival sac for one week. The injections are repeated every 4-6 weeks following a protocol agreed with your doctor.

In what situations are avastin intravitreal injections recommended?

In general, intravitreal injections are recommended in the following situations:

 

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