Steroids injected directly into the eye (intraocular steroids) also sometimes are administered in addition to laser treatment to help reduce fluids that accumulate in the retina. Injections are commonly used to treat macular edema as well as macular degeneration
Macular edema (retinal swelling) results from leakage of damaged retinal vessels. Macular edema is common in diabetes, retinal vein occlusions and uveitis. Macular edema damages retinal photoreceptors and leads to loss of vision. Injected directly into the eye, corticosteroids can help reduce swelling and inflammation. You will see floater for a few days following the injection.