What Are Intraocular Injections?
Intraocular injections of medications have revolutionized the treatment of many of the most common forms of blindness, including wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusions. Our retina fellowship trained physicians are amongst the best equipped to know when to begin and manage ongoing therapy. In addition to this knowledge, the doctors at Pacific Northwest Retina have taken part in most of the cutting edge research that led to these innovations.
Do Intraocular Injections Hurt?
The idea of an injection into your eye sounds frightening, but the doctors and staff at Pacific Northwest Retina have perfected the process with years of experience. As a result, our doctors and staff are able to personalize the procedure for each patient to maximize their comfort and safety. So if you are already receiving injections and having difficulty tolerating them, it is likely that our doctors can develop a plan to minimize the discomfort and anxiety associated with this therapy.
Are Intraocular Injections Safe?
As it comes to safety surrounding intraocular injections, every procedure has potential complications. Fortunately the rates of serious complications for these procedures are very low (less than 1 in 2000 procedures.) When one of these complications does occur, we are equipped to handle it in house and are available 24/7 to answer patient concerns and treat these complications if necessary.