Avastin is best recognized as an FDA-approved prescription cancer treatment, but has been proven safe and effective in treating conditions of the eye. Ocala, FL board-certified retina surgeon, Dr. Shalesh Kaushal of Comprehensive Retina Consultants, uses this injectable medication to treat vision loss in patients suffering from age-related wet macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. In age-related macular degeneration, the retina membrane can break and cause the growth of abnormal blood vessels. Avastin works by blocking their growth.
What to Expect
The Avastin medication will be injected into the eye during an outpatient appointment at our Ocala, FL facility. Dr. Kaushal will first cleanse the eye and the surrounding area to prevent infection. Next, the eye will be numbed with an injectable anesthetic. Finally, a fine needle will be used to inject Avastin into the back of the eye. The treatment will need to be repeated about every four weeks over the course of several months in order to yield the most favorable results.
"I have never been treated by a more competent, caring and knowledgeable physician since arriving in Florida 22 years ago. His caring and treatment exceeds any rating offered. Simply said, if you do not set an appointment with Dr. Kaushal, you are making a huge mistake. He has saved the vision in one eye and improved my eyesight beyond where it was many years ago. I was treated by him in Orlando, will definitely make the trip to his new location, and change my insurance plan, so that I can remain under his care. Thank you, Dr. Kaushal, for all that you have accomplished in treating the Wet Macular Degeneration in my eye."- C.G. / Healthgrades / Sep 28, 2019
"If you have an eye condition and want to preserve what vision you have then Dr. Kaushal and his staff are the best you can find anywhere. My family has been fortunate to know this doctor and benefit from his collaborative approach to medicine. Every patient is special to this group. We highly recommend."- P.O. / Google / Mar 20, 2019
"Excellent doctor on all levels. If u have any eye problems. This is the kindest, experienced, advance thinking doctor u will ever have."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 12, 2019
"He is the best there is he has treated me for almost a year.I don't mind waiting when I have the best doctor and he's out for my best interest and I've never had to wait more than 30 minutes so he's just an awesome doctor he's worth the wait trustI me ??"- S.T. / Google / Dec 04, 2018
"Dr Kaushal is highly knowledgeable and personable. I have trusted my vision to his excellent care for many years."- B.B. / Google / Nov 04, 2018
Should Dr. Kaushal deem it necessary, Avastin may be combined with other common age-related macular degeneration therapies for comprehensive treatment. Patients usually report no further vision loss with Avastin, but previous vision loss may never be fully restored. It is important to understand that Avastin does not work for everyone and some patients may not receive favorable results. In these cases, patients should report to Dr. Kaushal right away for other treatment options.
Ask about Avastin
To learn more about Avastin or to find out if the medication could be used to treat your age-related macular degeneration, we invite you to contact Comprehensive Retina Consultants today to set up a consultation. Our knowledgeable medical staff looks forward to speaking with you.