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    Improving the accuracy and comfort of intravitreal injections

    Mainstay treatment requires accurate positioning, depth and angle of the injection needle

    With the advent of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapies, intravitreal injections have become routine standard-of-care. Yet, it is often easy to forget that, for many patients, the use of a drape and speculum can be unpleasant.

    In addition, inadequate sterility—often caused by the needle tip touching the eyelid or lashes and becoming contaminated with the individual’s own flora—can result in infections such as endophthalmitis.

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