Intravitreal Injections

What is Intravitreal Injections?

In order to treat problems in the back of the eye, medications are often delivered using a technique called an intravitreal injection. The injection itself is painless, although the solution used to sterilize the eye may lead to mild discomfort after the procedure.

The doctors at RMI have helped develop some of the safest, least traumatic and most easily tolerated protocols for such injections and have discovered various applications for the techniques, which improve results in some cases.

Intravitreal injections are used to deliver some of the most effective treatments available today including Lucentis, Avastin, Macugen and short and long acting steroids (Ozurdex, Triescence, Kenalog and Decadron).

These medications are used to treat a variety of disorders, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, eye infections (endophthalmitis), macular edema, central and branch retinal vein occlusions, uveitis, and other retinal lesions.