Monday, April 26, 2010
Stick a needle in my eye...
So.....today, I got an injection of Avastin in my eye. They put some antibiotic drops in my eye, dialated it, put numbing drops in my eye a few times (lidocaine), washed my eye with betadyne (stings a little), then put this wire contraption in my eye to hold my eyelids open. Then the doctor put a q-tip in some lidocaine, held it on my eyeball for a second, said "you might feel a little pressure", which I did, but it really wasn't too bad...my eyes did try to blink around that contraption though... Now, 7 hours later, my eye feels like there's sand in it, but that's from the betadyne, they told me. The feeling should go away by morning.
I never realized how crooked my eyebrow is. Hmmmm.
Oh, the cost of the drug? $67 The cost for the doctor to inject it? $2,300. I don't care. I just hope it works. The doctor said I will probably hafta have 2 more injections, (every 6 weeks) then as needed. I'm guessing they'll take another angiogram to check out the progress.