Intravitreal Injection Therapy
Rockhampton Eye Clinic focuses on the latest intravitreal treatments for Age-related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), Retinal Vein Occlusion (divided into Central Retinal Vein Occlusion and Branched Retinal Vein Occlusion) and Diabetic Macular Oedema. The practice is also equipped with the latest diagnostic technology such as high resolution OCT scanning and fluorescein angiography equipment to promptly diagnose your condition.
We strive to deliver our patients with the best and most comfortable therapy utilizing Eylea, Lucentis, Avastin and Triamcinolone, and have done so for many years. Diagnosis involves OCT scanning, fluorescein angiography, which can be performed in our procedure rooms at the clinic.
Early treatment and diagnosis of macular degeneration (ARMD) with Eylea or Lucentis can be potentially sight saving. The injection is performed in our sterile procedure room, using topical / local anaesthetic to make the procedure as pain free as possible. Injections are usually performed monthly until the ARMD subsides, then the doctor will extend treatment to around 6-8 weeks. However, every patient’s needs and conditions are different. A long-term course of treatment is vital to maximize visual capacity and maintain your sight.
Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) is a clotting of the retinal vein triggering loss of vision and macular oedema. Rapid treatment with an avastin injection has replaced the previously adopted “wait and see” approach. It is also important to have a GP monitoring your blood pressure which can be associated with RVO. We treat all types of RVO including central and branch retinal vein occlusions.
Diabetic macular oedema (DMO) is a frequent cause of vision loss because of the fluid retention in the macular. DMO can be treated the several of the above mentioned medications.
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