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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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Treatment for eye problem

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Hi. I AM 65 years of age. About seven years ago I was diagnozed with macular damage to my left eye. Was told it was typical of being punched in the eye though no recollection of this happening . No treatment for this I was told. Now my eye exam has disclosed deterioration in this eye... scans completed and it has been suggested I start intravitreal injections immediately . I am apprehensive and wanted to get a second opinion. If you can help I will be very grateful as the apt was set for two days from now. And I have been asked to take these injections every four weeks for about a year and possibly decreasing after that. I have been warned of the potential side effects but if the results have the potential to be positive I would likely continue. The procedure sounds nasty so I am reluctant to have a needle in my eye unless I consider it worthwhile.

What other medical problems you have ?What drugs / medications you are on ?What work up already done ?What injections have been recommended ?
Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today. I noticed that your expert has opted out.

I am a retina specialist and it sounds like you have bleeding inside your eye/retina, possibly from a choroidal neovascular membrane.

The medication your doctor is wanting to inject inside your eye is either avastin, lucentis or afibrocept. This is state of the art care for your condition.

I recommend that you do not delay therapy and proceed with the injections as recommended.

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Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11177
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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