Procedures & Services > Treatment Options > Intraocular/Subconjunctival Injection
An intraocular injection is an outpatient procedure performed in the office. If an intraocular injection is indicated by Dr. Radtke, the patient will be given a local anesthetic by the doctor to numb the eye. When the eye is numb, a very small sterile needle is inserted into the eye to deliver medicine, or as a gas bubble into the eye. After the procedure has been completed, the patient's eye pressure will be evaluated and a pressure patch applied to the treated eye. The doctor will specify the length of time the patch should remain on the eye, as well as any activity restrictions to be followed.
A subconjunctival injection is an outpatient procedure performed in the office by Dr. Radtke. If this treatment is indicated, the patient will be given a topical anesthetic to reduce sensation in the front of the eye. The doctor will deliver a small amount of medicine around the eye with a small needle which is inserted around the eye. The needle does not enter the eye. Following this procedure, the patient may experience double vision for a short time and the eye may be bloodshot for a few hours after the procedure. No activity restrictions are given to the patient unless specified by the doctor.