Patients can typically resume normal activities immediately following an eye injection.
Eye injections, also referred to as intravitreal injections, are a common procedure performed in the office of an ophthalmologist specialized in macula disease. During an eye injection, patients may be dilated and treated with topical numbing and anti-bacterial drops. Afterward, the patient may experience transient blurriness due to the medication or the irritant effects of the eyedrops administered during the procedure.
While the patient may be legally qualified to drive after the eye injection, each patient is responsible to make an independent assessment of their ability to operate a motor vehicle. Typical activities like exercise, bathing, and eating are certainly permissible.
Any discomfort following an eye injection can be treated with cool compresses, artificial tears, or over the counter pain killers. Any patient experiencing severe or worsening pain or loss of vision after an injection should call their ophthalmologist immediately.