The injectable steroid known as Kenalog is a nonsurgical treatment for a number of eye conditions. The steroid, which has a great number of medical applications, is a safe and effective treatment. At Comprehensive Retina Consultants, Dr. Shalesh Kaushal, an Ocala, FL board-certified retina surgeon, often uses Kenalog to treat symptoms such as blurry vision and vision loss. These can be initiated by diabetic macular edema, cystoid macular edema, as well as some cases of wet macular degeneration. The steroid works by reducing swelling and inflammation of the macula, the part of the retina at the rear of the eye. With consistent and regulated use of Kenalog, these conditions can be treated with favorable results.
What to Expect
A Kenalog injection is an outpatient, nonsurgical procedure performed in our Ocala office. Before initiating the procedure, the eye and surrounding area will be cleaned of any makeup or dirt. The eye will then be numbed with a local anesthetic to reduce discomfort. Finally, the Kenalog will be injected in the vitreous cavity, the fluid in the middle portion of the eye. Patients should not feel discomfort or pain during the procedure. Future appointments and treatments should be scheduled around Dr. Kaushal's recommendation.
"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
After a Kenalog injection, it is not uncommon for patients to experience the appearance of floaters in the eye. Floaters are essentially small flecks of collagen and should not cause alarm. Floaters can persist for a period of up to ten days. If this common, harmless side effect becomes bothersome, most patients find relief by simply adjusting the position of their heads.
Need More Information?
For more information about the application of Kenalog for the treatment of eye conditions, call Comprehensive Retina Consultants today. Our helpful staff would be more than willing to help answer your questions or schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaushal to determine your eligibility for this treatment.