injections

Several medicines are best delivered to the eye by injecting them directly into the vitreous cavity.  The most common are the anti-VEGF medications like Avastin and Lucentis used for treating macular degenerationSteroids such as Kenalog can also be injected into the eye for severe cases of uveitis and for decreasing inflammatory macular edema.  Finally, with cases of internal eye infection (endophthalmitis), powerful antibiotics like vancomycin are typically injected directly into the eye to better target any infections.

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Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:

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