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What to expect during an eye injection

injection2 What to expect during an eye injection A common in office procedure is an eye injection for treatment of various eye conditions, such as wet macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or vein occlusion.  It is normal to be anxious prior to your first eye injection but knowing what to expect may alleviate...
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Why do I need an injection in my eye? Part 2

Why do I need an injection in my eye? Why do I need an injection in my eye? Part 2 Injections into the eye, specifically into the vitreous or gel filled cavity of the eye, are called intravitreal injections. In part 1 of Why Do I Need an Injection in my Eye? we talked mostly about anti-vascular endothelial growth factors(anti-VEGF) injections.  Anti-VEGF injections...
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Why do I need an injection in my eye?

injectionIntravitreal Injections Injections into the eye, specifically into the vitreous or gel filled cavity of the eye, are called intravitreal injections. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factors(anti-VEGF) are probably the most commonly injected agents.  They are used to treat wet age related macular degeneration(ARMD) (What exactly is Macular Degeneration?), diabetic retinopathy (Diabetic Retinopathy...
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Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnosis and Treatment

Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnosis and TreatmentDiabetic Retinopathy Diagnosis Diabetic retinopathy is detected during a comprehensive eye exam, which includes: ·      Visual acuity testing. ·      Dilated exam. Drops are placed to widen the pupil to allow exam of the retina. ·      Tonometry. Measurement of the eye pressure inside the eye.   Supplemental testing may include: ·      Optical...
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Diabetic Retinopathy Explained

diabetic retinopathyDiabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects the retina in people who have diabetes.  The retina is the light sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye, detects light which is then processed as an image by the brain.  Chronically high blood sugar or large fluctuations in blood sugar...
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