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Getting Zen About Eye Injections

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Why Are Injections Totally Worth Doing?


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Ready to Do This Thing?


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Step 1: The Pre-Injection Exam


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Step 2: The Lid Speculum


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Step 3: Cleaning the Eye


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Step 4: The Injection Itself


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Step 5: After the Injection


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Bring a Friend or Family Member


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Take Heart: It Will Get Easier


Lara DeSanto

Lara DeSanto

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Lara is formerly a digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her Masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at WTOP.com.