Eye Injections

Retina Specialist located in Oak Brook, IL

Eye Injections

Eye injections can treat several conditions, such as retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy. Retina specialist Neel Lamba, MD, MBA, at Next Level Retina in Oak Brook, Illinois, can provide an accurate diagnosis of your eye condition to determine if eye injections are an effective solution. Book an appointment today by phone or click online for easy scheduling.

What are eye injections?

Eye injections, also known as intravitreal injections, are a common medical procedure used to administer medication directly into your eye. 

At Next Level Retina, Dr. Lamba performs these injections to deliver drugs into your vitreous, the gel-like substance that fills the space between the lens and the retina at the back of your eye. 

What issues can eye injections address?

Eye injections are commonly used to address various eye conditions, including:

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Eye injections can help slow down the progression of AMD, particularly in its wet form, by inhibiting abnormal blood vessel growth in your retina.

Diabetic retinopathy

If you have diabetic retinopathy, eye injections can help reduce swelling and leakage of blood vessels in your retina, thereby preserving your vision.

Retinal vein occlusion

Dr. Lamba may use eye injections to treat retinal vein occlusion, a condition where a vein in your retina becomes blocked, leading to vision loss.

Macular edema

Eye injections can reduce swelling in your macula, the central part of your retina responsible for sharp, central vision, often caused by conditions like diabetic macular edema or macular edema associated with retinal vein occlusion.

How often should I get eye injections?

The frequency of eye injections varies depending on your specific condition being treated and your response to treatment. In many cases, you may need a series of initial injections to achieve the desired therapeutic effect, followed by maintenance injections at regular intervals to sustain the improvement and prevent disease progression. 

Dr. Lamba determines your appropriate injection schedule based on your condition and response to treatment.

How long will my results from eye injections last?

The duration of your eye injection results can vary depending on your underlying condition and individual factors. You may experience long-term benefits and require fewer injections over time, while others may need ongoing treatment to maintain vision stability. 

Be sure to follow Dr. Lamba’s recommendations regarding the frequency of injections and regular follow-up appointments so he can monitor your progress and adjust treatment as needed.

To book an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam, call Next Level Retina today or book online now.