• Are injections for AMD safe for a 90-year-old man using coumadin?


    Question:

    Is the medication that is injected in the eye for AMD safe for a 90-year-old man on coumadin (medicine that helps prevent blood clots) with heart disease?


    Answer:

    As far as we know, your age, heart condition, and medication do not prevent you from having FDA-approved intravitreal injections for AMD. Assuming the INR (a measure of how “thin” the blood is) is in the therapeutic range, there is no evidence that administrating eye injections increases the risk of bleeding in the eye. See a local ophthalmologist to confirm this medication is right for you.


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