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After Care: Intravitreal Injection

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*After the injection do not rub your eye for the rest of the day as there is a risk of you causing a scratch to the surface of the eye whilst the numbing drops are still working.
*Normal side effects include dots, bubbles, shadows or floaters (which may be different colours) and may last a couple of days.
*You may experience pain or an ache in your eye. Please use over the counter pain medication if needed.
*Your eye may be red or bloodshot. This can look dramatic but is nothing to worry about.
*After your injection do not wear any make up for 24 hours.
*Avoid getting water into your eye or swimming for a couple of days.
*Please do not wear any contact lenses for 2 days after your injection.
*Please continue taking any existing eye drops/medication prescribed.

You will be given a follow up appointment for either a review in clinic or a further injection. Any queries regarding your appointment please call the Patient Pathway Co-ordinator on 01908 995526.

If your eye becomes progressively red, painful, sensitive to light or swollen and if you have any discharge or experience sudden loss of vision, please attend the accident and emergency department (A&E) without delay.