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Macular degeneration and macular diseases

We mainly use intravitreal injections in the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and retinal central and branch retinal vein occlusion, in which fluid accumulates in the area of the central retina and leads to a deterioration in visual acuity.

The treatment

In the treatment we use, a very fine injection needle is used to inject an active substance into the vitreous cavity of the eye, which causes the retinal swelling to recede so that visual acuity cannot deteriorate any further. This procedure is covered by health insurance. The procedure is generally not painful, but a foreign body sensation is possible for one to two days, which we can treat with moisturising drops.

Regular follow-up checks are required at the Zollikerberg Eye Centre. Depending on the individual findings, further injections may be necessary at intervals of four to twelve weeks.

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