Network Eye offers a variety of injections to treat diabetic retinopathy and other chronic eye diseases. These injections include:
Avastin is an injectable medication that can slow vision loss from diabetic eye diseases, retinal conditions, and age-related macular degeneration.
Lucentis® and Eylea® are injectable medications that work similarly to Avastin. They block the VEG-F chemical in the body to slow the growth of blood vessels in your eye.
Triesence is an injectable steroid that treats ocular inflammatory conditions that don’t respond to topical steroid drops.
If your eye condition isn’t treatable with topical or injectable medications, the team also offers steroid implants. They inject the implant into your eye to deliver a steady stream of steroids to control and prevent inflammation.
Implants reduce inflammation that blurs your vision and increases your risk for retinal detachments and other complications.
The team at Network Eye can determine if you’re a candidate for injections during a comprehensive eye exam. If topical or oral medications aren’t working well, injections may be an effective next step in your treatment plan.
Injections are an outpatient procedure that the Network Eye team performs in a comfortable office environment.
To prevent infection and discomfort, the team will first clean your eye and apply medication to numb it. Using a very thin needle, they inject the medication into the white part of your eye.
Following your injection, you may have temporary blurry vision, see floaters, or feel like something is in your eye. Injections can also cause eye redness, itchiness, and dryness.
Some people may notice an increased sensitivity to the sun and other light sources. If you develop persistent pain or swelling in your eye, you should contact Network Eye for an evaluation.
Depending on the type of condition you have and its severity, you may need multiple injections over the course of several months.
For some conditions, the Network Eye team may use other therapies along with your injections to manage your eye health and prevent vision loss.
To find out if you’re a candidate for injections to treat diabetic retinopathy or other eye diseases, schedule a consultation by calling Network Eye or booking one online today.