Intravitreal Injections

Intravitreal injections are a way to deliver just the right amount of medication into the eye.

They are used to treat several conditions, the most common of which are Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), Diabetic Macular Oedema and Retinal Vein Occlusions.

Injections are given through the white of the eye and are relatively painless. Adequate local anaesthetic is given prior to the injection and a lot of care is taken to ensure that it is as comfortable as possible for you.

After the injection, the eye may appear bloodshot and feel gritty but these generally resolve within several days.

Most patients that receive injections will need to have them repeated on a schedule that the consulting ophthalmologist will determine based on the latest evidence from scientific studies, their experience and knowledge as a retinal specialist, and factors such as the diagnosis, how quickly the eye responds, and results from the patients the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans.

What to expect when having Intervitreal injections:

  • Procedure time is likely to be less than 5 minutes
  • It is a day time and in-clinic procedure
  • Recovery/time off work is 1 day
  • You will be mobile immediately
  • No swimming for 48 – 72 hours after the injection
  • Avoid driving for 1 day
  • Pat dry gently if necessary


Book complimentary laser assessment

To understand your best laser options we provide either a tele-consultation or in-house assessment that is no cost to the participant. Provided by a skilled refractive counsellor from ParkView Day Surgery, our affiliated day surgery facility, during this appointment we are able to refine what your personal eye solution is, and provide you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Are you suitable for eye laser surgery?

Not all people are suitable for laser surgery and a thorough examination with an Ophthalmologist is necessary to determine suitability, however, there are some general guidelines and questions which can provide an initial indication of suitability. Take the suitability test and take your first step to a clearer brighter future.

Your questions answered here

We understand that having eye laser surgery is an important decision and that you may have questions about the procedure, your immediate recovery and what you can expect in the days, weeks and months after surgery. We have answered as many as we can here.