I've just had my 5th or 6th Eyelea injection. The consultant told me today that there is a definite improvement and that, although I may need to still have injections, they could stretch to every 3 months after a few more monthly then bi-monthly treatments. After a year of 3 monthly injections they could stop. I was very pleased to hear that I may not need these injections for the rest of my life!
However, this is the first time I didn't have confidence in the person administering the injection. She was being trained at my last appointment and this time she was on her own. I have iodine allergy and she didn't seem to understand what that meant or what to do about it - luckily the nurse assisting did understand.
The worst thing was that she was so slow after my eye was prepared. I've always told people who flinch a bit when I say I have to have injections in my eye that it's not as bad as it sounds. This has been, partly, because as soon as my eye was prepared I was warned to expect the injection and it was administered quickly. This person hovered around for quite a while and gave no warning which was a shock. I am now dreading the next injection in a way I haven't dreaded them til now.
I now have 9 black 'blobs' in my eyesight which I have never had before (I'm guessing these are some sort of liquid bubbles - they move around as I move my head - as well as my eye feeling bruised. I mentioned it before I left and was told it was the Eyelea swirling around. I don't think this is right. I see the Eyelea swirling when it is first injected and it is clear. It disappears almost immediately.
It is now about 6 hours since the injection and the 'blobs' are still visible and beginning to worry me.
Has anyone else had experience of this? I'm not sure if I should wait and expect the 'blobs' to disappear or go back to the hospital.
I'm attaching a picture of how they look!