Medical Definition of Intravitreal Injection for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Reviewed on 2/24/2021

Intravitreal injection for wet (exudative) age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a procedure that uses injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) to treat choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVs) associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD). CNVs are abnormal blood vessels that grow in the retina of the eye in so-called exudative or wet macular degeneration.

See also macular degeneration.

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Jameson, J. Larry, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.