"An intravitreal injection is a procedure to place a medication directly into the space in the back of the eye called the vitreous cavity."
American Society of Retinal Specialists
An effective procedure used to administer medications to treat a variety of retinal anomalies. Dr. Henry Kriegstein and Dr. Lauren Bierman, provide retinal consult and injection treatments in our Plymouth and Sandwich offices.
There is little to no restriction following your injection procedure. Your doctor will review what to expect before, during and after your treatment. You may experience a mild irritation or redness in your treated eye. You will be instructed to contact your doctor if you experience pain, light sensitivity, decreased vision or increased floaters following your treatment.
The need for repeat injections is determined during clinical exams with Dr. Kriegstein and Dr. Bierman and are very common in chronic conditions like Macular Degeneration, and Diabetes.