By Anonymous - 13/2/2021 08:02

I guess that's why they call it an intravitreal injection

  Today, the eye doctor told me I only had 90% vision on my left eye, and asked if I wanted treatment. Not being terribly bothered by it, I asked what the treatment would consist of. "We'll stick a large needle in your eye, and pump in some medicine." I quickly wished him a pleasant day and left. FML
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By  rainbowdonnareed  |  18

So you would rather be blind? I have had over 20 eye surgeries on my eyes.
I have 60 % sight in my left and 30 % in ny right.
You're worried about a needle?!
I'm going to be like a Clockwork Orange.
Head strapped onto a chair, my eye open with metal keeping it open, all while a laser is correcting my eye.
Or sign up now for a dog cause its a list and training

By  Carissa Cross  |  3

OP, I promise it's not nearly as scary as it sounds. I have diabetic retinopathy and I very regularly have to get injections to either eye, or laser treatments and by far would rather sit for a quick injection (which you rarely ever even feel, they pour a bunch of numbing drops into your eye over a ten-fifteen minute time span beforehand) than sit for twenty minutes getting zapped in the face to the point where you think your eyeball is on fire. Take care of things early on and it won't be a shitty time later for you, trust me.

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By  rainbowdonnareed  |  18

So you would rather be blind? I have had over 20 eye surgeries on my eyes.
I have 60 % sight in my left and 30 % in ny right.
You're worried about a needle?!
I'm going to be like a Clockwork Orange.
Head strapped onto a chair, my eye open with metal keeping it open, all while a laser is correcting my eye.
Or sign up now for a dog cause its a list and training

By  BCSRVD  |  4

Only 90%? I’d take that any day over what my current vision is. I feel you on the needle, although if it was something easily fixable and I had the money, I’d go for it. I might need knocking out prior, though.

By  Carissa Cross  |  3

OP, I promise it's not nearly as scary as it sounds. I have diabetic retinopathy and I very regularly have to get injections to either eye, or laser treatments and by far would rather sit for a quick injection (which you rarely ever even feel, they pour a bunch of numbing drops into your eye over a ten-fifteen minute time span beforehand) than sit for twenty minutes getting zapped in the face to the point where you think your eyeball is on fire. Take care of things early on and it won't be a shitty time later for you, trust me.

By  CryptAngel  |  4

OP here. No, I did not know they'd give me something to numb the eye before injecting. I feel like it was an important part that was omitted from the statement. (But yeah, I could have asked/should have know, but I just panicked).