intravitreal injections

Improving the accuracy and comfort of intravitreal injectionsAn intravitreal injection device can provide repeatable results and added comfort for the patient, removing the need for a drape and speculum.
Povidone iodine reapplication: Protocol for preventing endophthalmitisTake-Home Message: A pearl for preventing endophthalmitis following intravitreal injections: avoid eyelid contact with the injection site after the last application of povidone iodine.
NICE recommends dexamethasone adalimumab for uveitisThe UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given preliminary approval to dexamethasone 0.7 mg intravitreal implant (Ozurdex, Allergan) and adalimumab (Humira, AbbVie) for sight-threatening non-infectious posterior uveitis.
4 reasons to use a compounding pharmacyThere are four reasons to opt for a compounding pharmacy instead of reach for your Rx pad: strength, form, ingredients, and function.
Lasting effects of anti-VEGF/photodynamic therapy for AMDThe authors present results from a retrospective chart review demonstrating effective management of exudative AMD using anti-VEGF/photodynamic combination therapy. Possible implications of these findings for clinical practice are also discussed.
New tool marks incision sites for PPV, intravitreal injectionsThe Melki 3.5 mm ophthalmic marker is designed to help ophthalmologists safely and accurately mark incision sites for pars plana vitrectomy and intravitreal injections.
Aflibercept shows promise in polypoidal choroidal vasculopathyPatients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy may benefit from intravitreal aflibercept.
Intravitreal injections by optometrists?Our profession has had to fight for the privilege of caring for our patients with ocular disease. With optometry as a legislated profession, these battles have occurred in every state and, as a result, optometric practice acts vary widely. Ophthalmology does not have to endure such travails. Ophthalmologists can do pretty much whatever is in their purview, as is their right.
Three steps lead to painless injectionsHow proper anesthesia, timing, approach reduce pain and even risk of endophthalmitis requiring repeat injections