An eye injection visit starts with a check of your vision and eye pressure with our friendly and skilled ophthalmic technicians. Your eyes may be dilated, particularly if you are having new ocular symptoms. Next, you will have an image taken of your retina. Your retina specialist will then review the images and determine the need for injection and follow-up.
After a short discussion, the eye injection procedure begins with a drop of numbing and anti-bacterial solution. This is followed by a cotton-tip application of additional anesthesia to the surface of the eye. A lid speculum is used to prevent your lashes from touching the sterile needle during the procedure. The injection takes only a couple of seconds before the speculum is removed.
Following the eye injection, you are free to resume normal activities at your discretion. The entire eye injection office visit typically takes less than 45 minutes.