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What to expect during an eye injection

injection2 What to expect during an eye injection A common in office procedure is an eye injection for treatment of various eye conditions, such as wet macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or vein occlusion.  It is normal to be anxious prior to your first eye injection but knowing what to expect may alleviate...
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Diet and Age Related Macular Degeneration

diet and AMD Diet and Age Related Macular Degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over age 65.  There are 2 types of AMD, wet and dry AMD.  The treatment for wet AMD is injection of medicine into the eye. Currently, there is no treatment for dry AMD but...
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Top 4 reasons you need your eyes checked more frequently as you get older.

exam Top 4 reasons you need your eyes checked more frequently as you get older. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has recommendations for how often adults need to get their eyes examined.  The recommendations vary according to the level of risk you have for eye disease.For people who are not at elevated...
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Why do I need an injection in my eye? Part 2

Why do I need an injection in my eye? Why do I need an injection in my eye? Part 2 Injections into the eye, specifically into the vitreous or gel filled cavity of the eye, are called intravitreal injections. In part 1 of Why Do I Need an Injection in my Eye? we talked mostly about anti-vascular endothelial growth factors(anti-VEGF) injections.  Anti-VEGF injections...
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Why do I need an injection in my eye?

injectionIntravitreal Injections Injections into the eye, specifically into the vitreous or gel filled cavity of the eye, are called intravitreal injections. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factors(anti-VEGF) are probably the most commonly injected agents.  They are used to treat wet age related macular degeneration(ARMD) (What exactly is Macular Degeneration?), diabetic retinopathy (Diabetic Retinopathy...
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