Intravitreal injections are performed in the office for the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal vein occlusion, and intraocular inflammatory conditions. The procedures are done under sterile technique and topical anesthesia. Patients describe only minimal, if any, discomfort. Many patients, in fact, come to our offices early in the morning to receive their scheduled injections, and then successfully return to work following their procedure. Intravitreal injections are usually done on a once per month basis until stabilization of your retinal condition is realized. Dr. Cohen and Dr. Kanter will discuss with you your progress based on both clinical examination and serial retinal scanning via optical coherence tomography. Increasing the interval between successive injections and even eliminating the need for additional intervention is an important goal of therapy.