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Intravitreal Injections

Injections of medications into the eye are often indicated for diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other conditions which contain abnormal blood vessels. The procedure is performed in the office and is generally well-tolerated. Patients receive injections at varying intervals depending on their condition. Following dilation of the pupil, the eye is prepared with a series of topical anesthetic and antibiotic drops. A lid speculum is used to keep the eye open and a topical antiseptic is used for disinfection. A small amount of medication is then injected into the center of the eye with a tiny needle, followed by antibiotic medication.