Dr. Shalesh Kaushal, our Ocala, FL board-certified retina surgeon, uses EYLEA for anti-VEGF medication treatments. It is FDA approved to treat age-related wet macular degeneration, and to prevent the growth of abnormal blood vessels that can cause vision loss and retinal scarring. We at Comprehensive Retina Consultants believe EYLEA may be more beneficial in addressing these conditions than other options, as the medication is longer lasting and requires fewer treatments for optimal results. The injectable anti-VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) inhibitor works by blocking the protein that causes the growth of abnormal blood vessels.
What to Expect
The EYLEA injection is a short outpatient procedure performed in our Ocala office. Before the injection is given, the eye and surrounding area will be cleaned to prevent infection. Next, the eye will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Finally, a fine needle will be used to inject the EYLEA medication into the eye. For the first three months, patients will likely receive injections every four weeks. Afterward, patients can expect injections to be spaced out in two month intervals.
"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
EYLEA does not typically cause great discomfort or lasting side effects, but should either arise (especially intraocular pressure), patients should contact Dr. Kaushal for advice. Many have reported a halt in the progression of their vision loss after EYLEA treatments, while some patients' vision have simply remained the same without issue. In addition, patients who were headed toward total vision loss have reported intact vision for a number of years following treatment.
Expect More with Eylea
Comprehensive Retina Consultants offers a number of injectable anti-VEGF medications found to treat vision loss and eye conditions. However, we feel confident that EYLEA may be a leader among them. To find out more about this innovative product or to learn if EYLEA may be the answer to your vision loss questions, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaushal today.