Avastin® Injections in Nashville, TN
Avastin® is an injectable medication for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration. The treatment slows the damage caused by the condition and can prevent or delay vision loss. Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life offers Avastin® injections for the residents of Nashville, Oak Hill, Lebanon and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
What are Avastin® Injections?
Macular degeneration is a disorder of the retina in the back of the eye. In patients with macular degeneration, abnormal blood vessels grow around the retina. These vessels leak fluid and blood into the eye and interfere with clear vision. Patients with macular degeneration should be treated for the condition to prevent vision loss. Avastin® is an FDA-approved treatment that prevents the new blood vessels from developing.
Benefits of Avastin® Injections
Avastin® injections are:
- Performed on an outpatient basis
- Require no downtime
- Clinically proven to help alleviate the symptoms of macular degeneration and other eye disorders
What Can Be Treated with Avastin® Injections?
Dr. Horn may use Avastin® injections to treat:
- Wet age-related macular degeneration
- WCentral retinal vein occlusion
- WDiabetic macular edema
What to Expect From Avastin® Injections
Your eye is dilated and numbed prior to the injections. Dr. Horn uses a fine needle to inject Avastin® into the eye. You feel no discomfort during the procedure. You should have Avastin® injections every four to six weeks to control the development of abnormal blood vessels in your eye.
Are Avastin® Injections Right for Me?
Avastin® injections help alleviate the symptoms of wet age-related macular degeneration and certain other eye disorders. If you are diagnosed with one of these conditions, Dr. Horn may recommend Avastin® injections.
How Much Do Avastin® Injections Cost in Nashville?
The cost of your Avastin® injections may not be covered by your vision and medical insurance. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard®, and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.
At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers Avastin® injections for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!