Prioritizing Patient Comfort and Wellbeing

Precivia Intravitreal Injection Assistant

Dr. Ghulam Farooq Dogar

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Helping doctors to standardize the intravitreal injection procedure

Dr. Ghulam Dogar has been serving the community in Grand Falls-Windsor, Central Newfoundland since 2000. The University-attached ophthalmology clinic serves the entire central region. His busy practice includes a high number of advanced and complex cases and intravitreal injections.
Precivia helps him to standardise the procedure, making it faster, more accurate, more cost effective and easier for patients.

Dr. Dogar and his team cater to an aging population of approximately 110,000. The Centre provides medical retina management and administers eyesight-conserving injections to 50-60 patients, every week.

Precivia gives me a sterile field, it gave me a measured caliper. It works as a LED speculum, it works as a caliper, and it isolates the eye so completely that when I’m doing a procedure, the needle or syringe does not touch anything else.”

Improved Convenience and Accuracy for Doctors

Dr. Dogar has been using Precivia for every injection he administers. He points to his low rate of complications and the convenience it adds to the overall process.

Precivia is shown to prevent damage to the retina and lens (1).
• It improves accuracy by ensuring proper angle, depth and distance of the injection.
• It stabilizes the both the eyeball and the needle, making the procedure easier and safer.

It is also more convenient and cost-effective, as it removes the need for speculum caliper or pressure plate.

More Comfortable For The Patient

Patients not only have the advantage of less risk of complications with Precivia, but the device also makes the entire process much more relaxing for the patient by immobilizing the eye and hiding the needle. Patients have less anxiety that is conventionally associated with this intimidating procedure. Dr. Dogar points out this could increase patient compliance, especially for patients who should receive these injections several times a year.

“Having a needle or injection in the eye is nightmarish. People who are getting this injection (especially for the first time) are very apprehensive.
Since I started using Precivia over the past few years, I have never had a complaint. I don’t get any calls from patients due to sub-conjunctival haemorrhage or corneal abrasion or any pain or fear.”

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  • 1 Ratnarajan G, Nath R, Appaswamy S, Watson S-L. Intravitreal injections using a novel conjunctival mould: a comparison with a conventional technique. Br J Ophthalmol. 2013; 97: 395–397. [CrossRef] [PubMed]