Many of us take our eye health and vision for granted, not realizing that we should be taking certain measures in order to keep our eyes and vision in good shape for the future. If you have an eye and retina disease, like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or retinal vein occlusion, one of the best ways to preserve your vision and keep your eyes in the best health possible is to visit a Bowie eye surgeon at The Retina Group of Washington for Avastin.
Our practice has participated in many of the landmark studies of new therapies for the medical and surgical treatment of adult retinal diseases. One of these therapies in particular is Avastin, also called Bevacizumab treatment, which is an eye injection used to treat several eye and retina diseases like macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50 years of age in the United States. AMD is caused by the breakdown of the central portion of the retina, called the macula, which is the highly sensitive part of your eye responsible for detailed central vision that is used for reading fine print, recognizing faces, and driving your car. Avastin can also be used to treat diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, diabetic macular edema, and central retinal vein occlusion. During this therapy, your Bowie eye surgeon will dilate the pupil and then numb the eye with anesthesia. The medication is injected into the vitreous, which is the jelly-like substance in the back chamber of the eye. Avastin is administered by an injection into your eye as needed at regular intervals (about every four to six weeks). Your ophthalmologist will tell you how often you will need to receive the injection, and for how long.
It is the mission of The Retina Group of Washington to preserve, restore, and enhance your vision. If you desire clear, comfortable vision and have an eye or retina disease, then selecting an eye care practice that offers Avastin may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Healthy eyes and a healthy body go hand in hand. Call our office today for further information regarding Avastin, or to schedule a consultation with one of our Bowie eye surgeons.