Silicon floaters in my eye after avastin injection for wet amd

by Joan Mc
(Sioux Falls, SD, USA)

I have had dry amd for probably 10 years or more. I am 76. Last year, my left eye developed wet AMD. I have been treated with injections of Avastin and am on a 9 week schedule.

After my last injection, I developed several large floaters that stayed in the lower right quadrant of my eye. I did go back to my retinal specialist in a few days and he diagnosed these floaters as silicon drops from the coating on the needle used for injection.

I'm wondering if anyone else has had this experience? If so, did the silicon floaters go away, dissolve, or are they a permanent thing? They are irritating, and I keep thinking I've spilled something on myself....hard to tell illusion from reality!

Would appreciate any info, any idea of how often this occurs.


Joan Mc

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Jul 11, 2017
by: Anonymous

I have had something similar after injections. I get what I call bubbles of the medicine. They only last a day or two. Hopefully yours will dissolve soon.

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