Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Injection
Anti-VEGF is the abbreviation of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor. This injection is given inside the jelly-like structure of the eye, i.e. the vitreous.
In some retinal vascular diseases, the formation of new vessels that are fragile and swelling of the retina occurs, and these conditions lead to visual impairment.
Hence, intravitreal anti-VEGF injection aims to arrest the growth of abnormal, leaky new vessels and reduce swelling of the retina. This has been proven to stabilise the disease process and visual improvement.
It is a daycare procedure that will be performed under sterile condition.
Anaesthetic eye drop is given to numb the eye and minimise discomfort
Eyelids and surface of the eyes are cleaned
A towel is placed on the face to isolate the clean area – to reduce the risk of contamination
An eye speculum is placed
The drug is injected into your eye with a fine needle
The antibiotic eye drop is instilled right after the procedure