Anxiety levels and perceived pain intensity during intravitreal injections.

  title={Anxiety levels and perceived pain intensity during intravitreal injections.},
  author={Ori Segal and Yael Segal-Trivitz and Arie Y. Nemet and Perri Cohen and Noa Geffen and Michael Mimouni},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica},
  volume={94 2},
T he number of intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections has increased to a point that they are now second only to cataract surgery as the most common treatment in most tertiary ophthalmic centres across Europe and the United States (Holz et al. 2005). The pain endured during the procedure may affect their overall comfort and reduce compliance (Cintra et al. 2009) which may prove critical in diseases require recurring injections. Therefore, the purpose of this study… CONTINUE READING
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