Anti-VEGF injections are a treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (Wet AMD) and are often seen as the first line of defence against the condition. They reduce new blood vessel growth (which in turn reduces swelling) and are injected directly into the eye. By doing so, they can reduce the risk of scarring to the retina, and can prevent further sight loss. The procedure is quick with only a little discomfort.
You should be eligible for anti-VEGF injections if:
- You have early-stage wet AMD
- You suffer from diabetic maculopathy
- You suffer from macular oedema caused by retinal vein occlusion
At Optegra, we understand that every patient has different eye health needs. During your consultation, our specialist eye health consultants will establish if you are eligible for anti-VEGF injections, and provide you with treatment options that are best suited to your individual circumstances.