AIMS: The aims were to compare a novel conjunctival mould used to assist the delivery of intravitreal drugs to a conventional technique with respect to patient, surgeon and cost benefit.
METHODS: A prospective review of 200 intravitreal injections was undertaken, 100 using a 'conventional' freehand technique (group 1) and 100 using a novel conjunctival mould (group 2). Intraoperative visual analogue scale (VAS) pain scores, patient preference, surgeon perception of the ease of insertion of the conjunctival mould were recorded as well as a cost comparison.
RESULTS: VAS pain score in the conventional group was 2.58 compared to 1.38 in the conjunctival mould group (p
CONCLUSIONS: The reduction in the VAS pain score with the conjunctival mould was statistically significant (p
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