You might feel uneasy about the idea of getting an injection in your eye if your ophthalmologist recommends it. These injections, known as “intravitreal,” administer medicine straight into your eyeball to treat problems like diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusion. Many patients report seeing better after receiving medication injections, which are a valuable tool for helping to save sight.

Here are some details regarding the operation to help you feel less apprehensive before your eye injections.

You will not experience pain since an anaesthetic will numb the surface of your eyeball. Eyedrops or eye gel can be used to provide the anaesthetic. Sometimes you might get a small injection of numbing medicine.

Your eye and eyelids will be covered in an antiseptic to help fend off bacterial infection close to the eye.

To assist prevent infection from microorganisms on the eyelid, your ophthalmologist must keep your eye open while administering the injection. Simply holding the eyelids open or employing a tiny tool known as a speculum will be used by your eye specialist to do this procedure.

In order to administer medication to a particular area of the eye, an ophthalmologist will urge you to stare in a specific direction.

Since the needle is so thin, most people just experience pressure, rarely a sharp feeling. You receive the injection through the white of your eye.

Your ophthalmologist will clean your eye to eliminate the antiseptic after administering the injection. In order to ensure that there are no issues or complications, they will carefully check the eye. From start to finish, the normal injection procedure typically takes 10 to 15 minutes (although your visit may be longer due to other activities like having your eyes dilated or speaking with the ophthalmologist).

You can experience minor eye irritation for a few hours. A subconjunctival haemorrhage, or spot of blood at the injection site, is another possibility. Rarely does this occur, and it usually goes away within a week.

Fortunately, side effects from eye injections are uncommon. But if you experience any of the following symptoms, you should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. You experience discomfort or pain in your eye, You find it is more difficult to see, Your eyesight has more floaters, and you are more sensitive to light.

At The Eye Center- Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah & Associates our team of eight ophthalmology subspecialists/ eye specialists, eye surgeons who are considered amongst the very best eye specialists in Karachi and in Pakistan, have the diagnostic and treatment capabilities to treat from the simplest to the most complex patients. We work hard to provide our patients with the best possible medical and surgical eye care, in a state of the art purpose built eye care facility. We offer the entire array of medical, laser and surgical treatments to help provide patients the best possible care in the most efficient, safe and ethical manner.

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