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Time Between Injections

My new ophthalmologist has recommended for a second time that as long as the wet AMD in my left eye is remaining stable we should skip the injection (Eylea) and check again in 6 weeks ( I began going to her after my former Dr's medical group decided to part ways with my health insurer). At this time it is now 6 months since my last injection, and even though the wet AMD in that eye is still stable I am very concerned about not getting injections. My previous Dr had me on a 3 month schedule even if the eye was stable. I know that doctors can disagree on treatments and length between injections, but I am wondering if anyone else as had a similar experience.

  1. I get Eylea & Mine is stable & I go every 6 wks. He says my vision is at 20/30 but wondering why others go less often. I get so stressed out about each visit!

    1. I can understand how you would be stressed about this. I'm not a medical professional, but I think people have varying times between their shots for many reasons. Some might have more or less leakage than others, some people were diagnosed earlier or later, and different people react different ways to the various medications. Your doctor is the only one who knows why he's choosing your timeframe. Hopefully he will explain his strategy to you if you ask. Wendy, Patient Leader.

  2. I think this is a very good question, and one that I have wondered about myself. I have dry amd but I took my Dad for his injections for years. Some people in this Community have said that they get "maintenance" shots which I took to mean that they had them even if there was no leakage. Other people have said that if there is no leakage detected at the appointment they don't have a shot. Some have gone a very long time without injections. I wish I knew more about this. Hopefully someone who does will chime in. Best wishes, Wendy, Patient Leader.

    1. Thanks. I would love to go without the injections until the eye is no longer stable, but doing so makes me very nervous about what can happen.

      1. I found this study from Johns Hopkins online. I can't comment on it's relationship to you, except to say it makes very interesting reading about pausing injections. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/2022/01/study-finds-up-to-30-of-patients-with-wet-macular-degeneration-can-safely-stop-eye-injections#:~:text=Patients%20who%20stopped%20anti%2DVEGF,injections%20to%20maintain%20their%20vision. Wendy, Patient Leader.

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