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Avastin Injections (Ophthalmic)

​Appointments for Avastin Injections (Ophthalmic) are booked from the Ophthalmic outpatient department at Mater Dei Hospital.

The procedure is carried out under topical anaesthesia and lasts about 10 minutes.

Before the procedure:

  • It is important that there is no eye infection and discharge from the eyes. If an infection in any eye is present the avastin injection procedure will be postponed
  • Please inform the staff if you are allergic to any medications/eye drops
  • The blood sugar level and blood pressure are measured. It is important that these are within normal limits or the procedure might have to be postponed

After the procedure:

  •  it is important to keep the area clean and dry for the first 4 days
  • Antibiotic eye drops are given, please follow the instructions as directed from the Ophthalmic staff
  • A case summary of the procedure is supplied

Watch out for any of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Extreme redness
  • Eye pain
  • Loss or reduced eye vision

If any of the above are present it is important to go straight to Mater Dei Hospital Emergency Department (ophthalmic) with the case summary, for an expert Ophthalmic assessment.

 

 

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