What are intraocular injections?
Intraocular injections, also called intravitreal injections, consist of drugs that are administered directly into the eye, specifically, into the vitreous (transparent gel that fills the eyeball and is in direct contact with the retina).
These drugs, introduced by means of a very fine needle, make it possible to act on different types of retinal diseases, particularly macular oedema (caused by diabetes or other vascular diseases) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). By acting specifically on the eye, we achieve a greater local effect and avoid systemic side effects.
To achieve sustained improvement, it is necessary to repeat intraocular injections periodically, according to the frequency indicated by the specialist. At present, there are several studies underway, in which we are participating at the Miranza clinics to develop increasingly long-acting drugs and establish new combinations and therapeutic strategies.
Eye diseases treated by intraocular injections
Intraocular or intravitreal injections slow down to a large extent the evolution of diseases affecting the retina and its central and most predictable area of vision: the macula. Moreover, in about half of the patients, they also allow some vision to be recovered.