Most procedures will take place in our minor operations theatre at Northpoint Eye Care. We feel that this is the most comfortable way for patients to receive an intravitreal injection. Opportunity for admission to North Lakes Day Hospital exists for those patients who have private health insurance cover for this procedure in a day hospital setting. This option is also available to those patients who have significant anxiety surrounding the injection, where twilight sedation is available.
Your eye is anaesthetised with drops and the procedure has only mild discomfort. It is well-tolerated by most people with minimal side effects and risks. You will need a support person to drive you home from the procedure. Follow-up will be arranged with your ophthalmologist.
We have created an e-book to provide you with a comprehensive guide to the Intravitreal injection process. You can also click here for a link to FAQ regarding intravitreal injections.