Intravitreal injections using a novel conjunctival mould: A comparison with a conventional technique

  • Ratnarajan G
  • Nath R
  • Appaswamy S
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Abstract

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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Authors

  • Gokulan Ratnarajan

  • Remin Nath

  • Shivashankar Appaswamy

  • Sarah Lucie Watson

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