Intraocular injections are commonly used to treat macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. anti-VEGF medications are useful and successful treatment for these eye diseases. More "injections" are expected as more medicines are developed.
Lucentis is the second anti-VEGF drug FDA approved for the treatment of wet macular degeneration. It is an effective treatment for wet macular degeneration. The formulation differs from Macugen and Avastin as do the visual results.
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.