What Happens During Treatment with Eylea?
During an outpatient procedure, your ophthalmologist injects the Eylea directly into your eye.
Before the procedure, your ophthalmologist will clean your eye to prevent infection and numb your eye with medicine. A very thin needle is passed through the white part of your eye and the drug is injected. Usually you do not see the needle itself. You may need to continue having these injections over many months.
Sometime ophthalmologists will combine Eylea treatment with other treatments for the best chance of saving your vision.
What are the risks of Eylea treatment?
Every treatment can have side effects. It is important to understand the benefits and risks of any treatment you might have.
Eylea may cause these problems:
- eye infection (this happens in less than 1 in 1000 injections)
- detached retina (when the retina lifts up from the back of the eye)
- cataracts (clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens)
Other side effects may include:
Call your ophthalmologist right away if you have any of these problems within a few days of Eylea treatment.
If you have any questions about your eyes or your vision, be sure to ask. Your ophthalmologist is committed to protecting your sight.