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What medication is injected into the eye for a retinal occlusion (a blockage of veins in the back of the eye)?
The most commonly used medications are called anti-VEGF agents, which include Lucentis, Eylea and Avastin. Only Lucentis and Eylea are approved by the FDA for retinal venous occlusions. Another approved drug is Ozurdex which is a steroid. Many patients notice significant improvement with these drugs.
Answered by: George Williams, MD
Categories: Eye Conditions
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Answered: Aug 15, 2014
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