Louisiana Retina Center | Macular Degeneration Center of Acadiana
LA Retina Center

After An Injection

Following injections:

Do not rub the eye.

A cool compress, refrigerated artificial tears, and/or over-the-counter pain medication may be used to reduce minor pain and irritation.

You may experience the following symptoms for 1-2 days: blurred vision, tearing, mild floaters or bubbles, mild pain/irritation, foreign body sensation, redness, bloody tears, runny nose

You should contact our office at (337) 264-1011 if you experience any of the following signs/symptoms of a complication:

  • Severe, constant pain or new, worsening pain after the first day
  • Significant blurry or decreased vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Persistent redness of the eye
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Severe, constant floaters
  • Curtain or veil in your vision

Known risks:

  • Retinal detachment
  • Cataract formation
  • Glaucoma (increased pressure)
  • Hypotony (decreased pressure)
  • Damage to the retina or cornea
  • Bleeding
  • Eye infection (endophthalmitis)

*ANY of these rare complications can lead to severe, permanent vision loss and/or loss of the eye.

Other less severe side effects may be induced by the pre-injection preparation or procedure, including:

  • Eye pain
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage (bloodshot eye)
  • Vitreous floaters
  • Irregularity or swelling of the cornea
  • Inflammation of the eye
  • Visual disturbances

Although extremely rare, life-threatening complications affecting other organs of the body may occur. Please go to the emergency room if you experience abdominal pain associated with constipation and vomiting, abnormal bleeding, chest pain, severe headache, slurred speech, or weakness on one side of the body.

While you do not have to receive treatment, your disease can cause further vision loss and blindness if untreated.

***There are no guarantees that this treatment will be successful in stopping or preventing loss of vision. Additionally, your condition may require multiple injections and other treatments in order to be successful.

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