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Intraocular injection of medications– Best eye clinic Pune
Need of intraocular injection. Best Medication option for eye treatment. Read how it is performed, risk factors. Also read about Retinal disease treatment in Pune, India
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Intraocular Injection

Why Do I Need An Intraocular Injection?

For many retinal diseases the only way to get medication to where it is needed is to give an injection into the eye. Eye drops and pills do not deliver a high enough amount of medication to the retina. Injections are the most efficient and safe way of treating many diseases including wet macular degeneration.

Do Intraocular Injections Hurt?

Typically intraocular injections don’t hurt. The most common sensation is a slight burning sensation that is related to the antiseptic used to clean the surface of the eye.

How Are Intraocular Injections Performed?

If you need an injection of medication drops will be put in the eye to numb the eye and minimize discomfort from the procedure. The eye is carefully cleaned with an iodine solution to reduce the risk of infection. The injection is given using a tiny needle that enters the eye through the white part of the eye (sclera) close to the front of the eye. The procedure is done in operation theatre to reduce the chances of infection.

What Are The Risks Of Intraocular Injections?

An intraocular injection is generally a very safe procedure. Occasionally side effects can occur, most minor. Commonly, a spot of bleeding may develop on the surface of the eye at the site of the injection. The bleeding is painless and usually causes no symptoms at all, resolving over a few days. There is a very small risk of infection which happens in about 1 out of every 3,000 injection patient, which is again taken care by stringent sterilization measures taken during the procedure at our state of the art OT.

What Can I Expect After The Procedure?

  • The eye may be irritated with heavy tearing for a day or two, then comfortable thereafter.
  • Mild redness of the eye can be expected for the first 24 hours.
  • A red blood spot may be present at the site of injection (on the "white" of the eye). This may enlarge with time, then gradually fade like a bruise.

What Are Concerning Symptoms After The Procedure?

Call us immediately for:

  • Decrease in vision or distinct increase in "floaters" after the first 24 hours.
  • Increased or new pain, especially aching pain after the first 24 hours following injection.
  • Increased redness, swelling or discharge from eye, especially after the first 24 hours following injection.
  • Brief flashing lights visible in the peripheral (side) vision.
  • Dark shade progressing toward the center of your vision like a curtain.
  • New rash or hives.

Intraocular Injection Specialities

Dr. Shrutika Kankariya

Retina & Diabetes Eye Specialist MBBS (KEM,Mumbai), DNB (Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai),FRCS(Glasgow), FICO(UK), Fellow Retina (Sankara Nethralaya & USA),