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Swelling in retina. Intravitreal Lucentis injection. Is it safe to be taken? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:Good Evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am suffering with eye problem for my left eye
User:I went to a well known hospital and the doctor suggested me to take 'INTRAVIREAL LUCENTIS INJECTION' in to my eye
User:and I thought to take second opinion
User:could you please suggest what should I follow
Doctor:Let me guide you.
Doctor:Why was this suggested to you?
Doctor:I mean the injection, what was the diagnosis?
User:they mentioned that there is swelling in my eye at retina
Doctor:The treatment mentioned is usually used for retinal detachment or retinal swellings.
Doctor:So do not think anything wrong about it.
Doctor:And I feel it should be fine.
User:will be there any negative effects with that injection
User:I mean side effects
Doctor:Because, the doctor who examined you would be the best person to decide that.
Doctor:Side effects can be there.
Doctor:Because, every medicine has side effects.
Doctor:the decision of whether to use a medicine is taken after considering the best way.
User:will it be major effects
Doctor:No. Some people due get infections in the eye. And some others get an increased intra ocular pressure.
User:can I know the approxmate cost of the injection
Doctor:Sorry, I am not sure about the cost.
Doctor:Have you followed my suggestions?
User:yeah, followed
User:thank you for your valuable suggestions
Doctor:Is there anything else you would like to know?
User:no, I am fine, thank you!
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a Nice Evening!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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