Patients typically experience little to no pain during an eye injection.
The thought of receiving an injection in the eye can be quite intimidating to patients. However, eye injections are a mainstay in the treatment and prevention of vision loss from a number of blinding retina conditions, including wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion. Thankfully, locally administered anesthesia and tiny needles allow eye injections to be administered with little or no pain. Patients frequently comment that the anxiety over getting an injection in the eye is worse than the actual experience.