Fast Five Quiz: Exudative (Wet) Age-Related Macular Degeneration Management

F. Ryan Prall, MD


November 05, 2020

Absolute contraindications to intravitreal injection are as follows:

  • Active blepharitis or external ocular surface infection. These conditions should be treated appropriately first.

Relative contraindications to intravitreal injection are as follows:

  • History of significant acute inflammation related to the agent injected.

  • Recent history of an adverse thromboembolic event, such as stroke.

Many patients take antiplatelet or anticoagulant agents. It is not necessary to stop these before injection.

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