Intravitreal Injections

In certain retinal conditions like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and diabetic retinopathy (DR), medications need to be injected into your eyes. This is known as intravitreal injection.

The treatment is usually carried out under sterile conditions in the clinic rooms. The eye is numbed with anaesthetic drops before the injection is performed and hence is not painful.

You will be able to perform your normal activities after the injection. You will be given lubricating drops which you can use if you experience irritation in the eye.

The treatment will often need to be repeated after 4-12 weeks. This will depend on your eye condition and the response to the treatment and your doctor at Northern Eye Specialists will discuss this with you.

If you experience increased pain, redness or reducing vision after the injection, please contact your doctor/ clinic immediately.

The medications that are given by intravitreal injection include:

Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (Anti VEGF)

  • Ranibizumab (Lucentis)
  • Aflibercept (Eylea)
  • Vabysmo (Faricimab)
  • Bevacizumab (Mvasi)


  • Dexamethasone (Ozurdex)
  • Triamcinolone