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Keywords:

  • intravitreal injection;
  • endophthalmitis

Abstract

Intravitreal injection is a common procedure performed by ophthalmologists. It is a quick and targeted treatment for a number of ophthalmic conditions. Despite this, the potential to cause serious complications and patient discomfort cannot be ignored. This article presents the level of evidence in the scientific literature supporting common practices such as location of the procedure, anaesthetic choice, sterile procedure techniques, comparison of some common pharmaceutical agents and the use of antibiotics.