avastin Injections

  • Avastin is a drug used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is also used to treat diabetic eye disease and other problems of the retina. It is injected into the eye to help slow vision loss from these diseases.

  • Avastin is the brand name for the drug, which is called bevacizumab.

Dr. Zablocki will help you decide if injections are right for you. 

On the day of your injection you will get an anesthetic eye drop to numb the eye and then you will be prepped with Iodine to clean around the eye. Dr. Zablocki will then place a lid speculum in the eye to hold your lids open, he will administer more anesthetic to the injection site making sure you are numb prior to the injection. After the injection there are no restrictions, you may resume normal activity. 

This procedure is done in our office and only takes a few minutes to actually complete. We ask that you plan on being in the office for 1-2 hours the day of your injection appointment.