EXPERIENCE CARING ANTI VEGF INJECTION 1) Anti VEGF injection:- The two most widely used drugs at present are Lucentis (ranibizumab) and Avastin (bevacizumab). Both drugs are monoclonal antibodies that bind to all three forms of VEGF. They are very similar drugs but Lucentis is a smaller molecule and is believed to bind VEGF in the eye with greater affinity. Lucentis is intended purely for intraocular injection, and each vial can only be used for one patient. Avastin was intended to be given intravenously as an anti-cancer drug, and comes in vials of 100 mg. 2) Are eye injections safe:- There is a low risk of serious complications caused by the injections (about 0.1% chance per injection). These are retinal detachment or infection in your eye (endophthalmitis). 3) Does avastin injection improve vision:- Some patients treated with Avastin have shown a more normal looking macula. Their vision also improved. Some patients have regained vision. It may not stop further loss of vision caused by the disease. 4) How long does it take for Avastin eye injection to work:- By one month the drug should be working. Many people will notice some improvement in vision. This improvement maybe temporary, and the injection may be offered again months later. The macular oedema reduces, with a maximum reduction at 2 weeks, and starts to wear off after 3 months (see). 5) where is injection injected in the eye:- The inside of the eye is filled with a jelly-like fluid (vitreous). During this procedure, your health care provider injects medicine into the vitreous, near the retina at the back of the eye. 6) Avastin and lucentis:- 7) How much:- 0.05ml used. 8) Procedure and Technique :-
WHY BEING A DOCTOR AND EYE SURGEON IS AWESOME Being a doctor is one of the most challenging and rewarding profession . You take away part of the pain and suffering of others by giving them eyesight. As a doctor we become the continuous source of happiness and joy for many people and families. I felt honoured to help them in such a moment of vulnerability. Their demonstration of gratitude were powerful and left an impact on me. You have the ability to significantly improve the quality of your patients and this can be a tremendously satisfying experience. Mrs.Therasa, 60y from Padanthalumoodu, who was blind in both the eyes and was brought to our hospital by the people in the neighbourhood. She has no family and was living alone. For this patient, I spend more than what she paid for the hospitalization and surgery. Now she is seeing well and very happy. So being a doctor is not nearly as lucreative as most people think. We consider service as the most gratifying experience and money as the by-product.