Which methods of local anesthesia are used for 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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Commonly used methods for local anesthesia include the following [10] :

  • Topical anesthetic drops

  • Application of cotton swabs soaked in tetracaine or lidocaine

  • Lidocaine 2% gel

  • Subconjunctival lidocaine following the instillation of topical anesthetic

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