In some retinal conditions (such as age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and vein occlusions), vision can be preserved and improved with regular delivery of eye injections (also known as intravitreal injections). They are often required monthly (or once every two months) for many years, to maintain the medicines beneficial effect.
The traditional method of delivering these injections has been to cover the face with a drape, and then to keep the lids apart with a steel speculum. Most people find this claustrophobic and uncomfortable.
I have designed a bespoke intravitreal injection guide, which is now used worldwide, to allow delivery of injections without the need for either a drape or speculum.
The procedure is completed with maximum safety and comfort, and is over before you know it!
For safe and comfortable eye injections, and to find out more, please contact my secretaries at:
Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital (Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BG)
Angela Vowden (01752 761814)
The Medical Eye Clinic (Glen House, Sigford Road, Marsh Barton Trading Estate, Exeter, EX2 8NL)
Tara Martin (01392 829436)