Video: Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration treatment painful?

In this video I am clarifying that you won’t feel any pain during the wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration treatment.

Again this is a very common question and we treat Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration by delivering a medicine which blocks the blood vessel growth directly into the back of the eye.

Now that’s quite difficult to do and we have too use a very fine needle which is inserted into the eye. Now, we don’t do that into the front of the eye we do that to the side with lots of anaesthetic drops.

If it’s done correctly, and in the majority my patients, that is absolutely vital, that they don’t feel any pain. There is a slight push sensation when we give the injection. The majority of people don’t even know that they’ve had the injection. So actually no, there’s no pain but the thought of having an injection in the eye sounds awful, but I can reassure you and I can talk to you, and I can even show you videos of the procedure if you want to see it to ensure that you’re completely happy with treatment if you need it.

If you want to discuss those further options then ring my number in the end of the video and we are more then happy to discuss what it involves.

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About Jaheed Khan

My name is Jaheed Khan and I am a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Clinica London.

My special expertise is in cataract surgery and conditions affecting the back of the eye, the retina, including AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration), diabetic retinopathy, and various other diseases of the retina.

I have over 15 years experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and have published extensively in scientific journals about treating eye conditions.

In my NHS practice, I am responsible day-to-day for the training of the eye surgeons of the future.