It is a procedure in which medication is injected directly into the vitreous humor. This is typically done using a fine needle that is inserted through the white part of the eye (sclera) and into the vitreous humor. Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (Anti-VEGF) is a type of medication that is commonly administered to treat certain retinal diseases, such as wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and macular edema. It prevents the abnormal growth of blood vessels can cause damage to the retina and lead to vision loss.
A suprachoroidal injection is a procedure in which medication is injected into the suprachoroidal space, which is the space between the sclera and the choroid. This is typically done using a fine needle that is inserted through the sclera and into the suprachoroidal space. It is a relatively new technique that has been developed as an alternative to intravitreal injections for the treatment of certain retinal diseases, such as macular edema and uveitis. The injection allows the medication to be delivered directly to the affected area of the eye, which can increase its effectiveness while potentially reducing the frequency of injections required.