Injection of Anti-VEGF Drugs in Pune
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Dr. Aditya Raut M.B.B.S D.O.MS
Updated on Mar 08  •  2 mins read
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What is Injection of Anti-VEGF Drugs

Injection of Anti-VEGF drugs is a type of treatment used to help preserve vision in certain eye conditions.Anti-VEGF drugs are injected into the eye to reduce the growth of abnormal blood vessels, which can lead to vision loss.

Injections are usually done in the doctor’s office, and the patient may feel a brief sting or pinch in the eye.The injections are usually done once a month, but the frequency may vary depending on the individual’s condition.

Some of the conditions that may benefit from Anti-VEGF injections include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion.The injections are generally considered safe, but there may be some side effects, including eye discomfort, increased eye pressure, and in rare cases, infection or inflammation.

After the injections, it is important to follow up with your doctor to monitor your condition and make sure the treatment is working.

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Am I eligible for Injection of Anti-VEGF Drugs

  1. Have you ever had an allergic reaction to an injection?
  2. Are you pregnant or nursing?
  3. Have you ever been diagnosed with a chronic illness or condition?
  4. Are you taking any medications that may interfere with the injection?
  5. Are you currently experiencing any eye pain or vision problems?

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Causes of Injection of Anti-VEGF Drugs

  1. Diabetic Retinopathy
  2. Macular Edema
  3. Choroidal Neovascularization
  4. Retinal Vein Occlusion
  5. Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Risks involved in Injection of Anti-VEGF Drugs

  1. Infection
  2. Bleeding
  3. Vision loss
  4. Retinal detachment
  5. Allergic reaction

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Is there any option other than Injection of Anti-VEGF Drugs

  1. Laser therapy (e.g. Photodynamic Therapy)
  2. Oral medications
  3. Eye drops
  4. Vitrectomy
  5. Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation

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  1. Before the Surgery
    1. Stop taking any blood thinners or aspirin at least 2 weeks before the injection.
    2. Inform the eye doctor of any allergies or medical conditions.
    3. Do not wear contact lenses or eye makeup on the day of the injection.
    4. Refrain from driving a vehicle or operating machinery for the rest of the day.
    5. Eat a light meal or snack before the injection to avoid feeling faint or lightheaded.
  2. After the Surgery
    1. Avoid rubbing or pressing the injection site.
    2. Avoid strenuous activity or heavy lifting for at least 24 hours after the injection.
    3. Wear sunglasses when outdoors to protect your eyes from the sun's rays.
    4. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling or discomfort.
    5. Follow up with your doctor as recommended for monitoring and additional treatments.

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Reviewed By

Dr.Aditya Raut, MBBS, DOMS, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, with experience of over 3000 cataract surgeries.

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Article Reviewed by Dr. Aditya Raut M.B.B.S D.O.MS Cataract Lasik and refractive surgeon
Specialist in number reduction surgery, Refractive Lens exchange and ICL surgery.

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