What equipment is needed to perform an intravitreal injection for wet (exudative) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?

Updated: Oct 10, 2019
  • Author: David T Wong, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Equipment for intravitreal injection is as follows:

  • Povidone/iodine 5% and/or 10%
  • Speculum
  • Scleral marker (calipers)
  • Tuberculin syringe
  • 30- or 32-gauge needle (27-gauge for triamcinolone)
  • Cotton swab
  • Sterile gloves (optional)
  • Sterile drape (optional)
  • Mask (optional)

Various sterile packs with required equipment are available.

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