I just had my first injection for wet macular degeneration several weeks ago. The drops given me prior to the injection, allegedly to anesthetize the eye, felt like acid being poured into my eye. And the injection itself horribly painful. I yelled from the pain and starting crying. I've gone through childbirth three times, had several operations of different types, but never experience such pain. I am going to see another doctor and hope he can offer something less painful. But I wonder if other people have had this same experience and if it is something I can expect to continue, with every injection.