Patient experiences associated with intravitreal injections

Last updated 24th Feb 2020
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the UK. Intravitreal (eye) injections have improved the prognosis for neovascular AMD, but patients reporting pain after injections is an issue of concern.

Pain can depend on procedure-related factors, for example, the effectiveness of the anaesthetic, procedural steps (povidone-iodine application and rinsing, drape placement or removal, placement of ...