Avastin, Lucentis and Macugen are effective treatments for wet macular degeneration. I prefer to using Avastin and begin treatment with a series of 3 injections. Other retina specialists practice similarly.
There are risks to every medical procedure. The risks of intravitreal injections are low, but include blindness from infection and possibly retinal detachment. How to safeguard against infection from intraocular injections.