Intravitreal injection (IVI)
The intravitreal injection injects a drug into the vitreous humor. This treatment method allows modern ophthalmology to treat certain diseases of the back of the eye.
A direct injection is required so that the drug in high-dose form can also act directly on the retina. This is especially necessary because other types of therapy in the retina, such as the administration of tablets, bring little. This is because only a small amount of the substance in the tablet reaches the retina. Increasing the dose of the tablet will cause complications in the rest of the body.
The injections are carried out in our outpatient surgery. A therapy usually includes several syringes. There are several medications available, depending on the diagnosis and severity of the disease, and are determined by the attending physician.