If your retina specialist recommends that you receive an injection of medicine in your eye, please allow about an hour of your time with us on that visit. It may be helpful to have someone with you that day.
We at PRS understand that your injection visit can be extremely stressful. Our staff strives to make this difficult time as comfortable as possible. On the day of your injection, you will have your vision checked and your eyes dilated. A scan of your retina may be performed while your eyes dilate. The eye to be injected will then be carefully anesthetized with eye drops and gels. The surface of your eye and the eyelids will be thoroughly cleansed using a Povidone Iodine solution. Once your eye is numbed, the surface of the eye and the eyelids will be thoroughly cleansed using a Povidone Iodine solution. Your retina specialist will then look at your eye, identify the eye to be injected and perform the injection. The actual injection will only take a few moments. Your eye will then be thoroughly rinsed.
When you get home, your eye that was injected may become irritated. This is usually due to the cleansing solution that was used. Your retina specialist may recommend that you use artificial tears, compresses and over-the-counter analgesics (such as Tylenol or Advil). Any significant pain that is not relieved by the aforementioned treatments, or any loss of vision should prompt you to give our office a call.