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Who is LUCENTIS for?

LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection) is a prescription medicine for the treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD).

What important safety information should I know about LUCENTIS?

LUCENTIS is a prescription medication given by injection into the eye, and it has side effects. Some LUCENTIS patients have had detached retinas and serious infections inside the eye. You should not use LUCENTIS if you have an infection in or around the eye or are allergic to LUCENTIS or any of its ingredients.

Uncommonly, LUCENTIS patients have had serious, sometimes fatal, problems related to blood clots, such as heart attacks or strokes.

Some patients have had increased eye pressure before and within 1 hour of an injection.

Serious side effects include inflammation inside the eye and, rarely, problems related to the injection procedure, such as cataracts. These side effects can make your vision worse.

The most common eye-related side effects are increased redness in the white of the eye, eye pain, small specks in vision, and increased eye pressure. The most common non–eye-related side effects are nose and throat infections, headache, joint pain, and lung/airway infections.

If your eye becomes red, sensitive to light, or painful, or if you have a change in vision, call or visit your eye doctor right away.

For additional safety information, please talk to your doctor and see the LUCENTIS full prescribing information.



Jan G.'s husband, Jim, is living with wet AMD

One thing I never had to worry about was my husband taking care of himself. He had regular doctor exams every year—including eye exams. Jim had an extra amount of concern for his eyes because for many years his mother had dealt with what we called an “eye problem” that caused her to be partially blind. Though I knew very little about it, I knew my husband's concern was that this mysterious disease, which we eventually learned was called macular degeneration, might be hereditary. For my husband, eye exams were a must.

“When my husband complained that his right eye was bothering him, my first thought was that he needed new glasses.”

In September 2002, we were both busy making last-minute preparations for a much-needed vacation, when my husband decided that he had to see his eye doctor the day before we left town. I knew for him to fit a trip to the eye doctor into his already hectic day meant it had to be urgent, but I also knew how cautious Jim was with his eyes. So even when he called to tell me that the optometrist was sending him directly to a Retina Specialist, I was still thinking positively.

He'd received a firm diagnosis of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) from the Retina Specialist. What was my response? We still went on our vacation, and I tried to put it out of my mind. I think that's called denial. But now we both have a better understanding of the disease and how LUCENTIS is able to help him maintain his vision.

As a caregiver, I'm always there to help out. I'm still in the process of learning how best to support my husband when he needs me, and back off when he doesn't. I'm still adjusting to the bright lights around the house, and there are lots of them! But we've joined a fitness club and look forward to taking more vacations.

Please see important safety information below.

Who is LUCENTIS for?

LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection) is a prescription medicine for the treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD).

What important safety information should I know about LUCENTIS?

LUCENTIS is a prescription medication given by injection into the eye, and it has side effects. Some LUCENTIS patients have had detached retinas and serious infections inside the eye. You should not use LUCENTIS if you have an infection in or around the eye or are allergic to LUCENTIS or any of its ingredients.

Uncommonly, LUCENTIS patients have had serious, sometimes fatal, problems related to blood clots, such as heart attacks or strokes.

Some patients have had increased eye pressure before and within 1 hour of an injection.

Serious side effects include inflammation inside the eye and, rarely, problems related to the injection procedure, such as cataracts. These side effects can make your vision worse.

The most common eye-related side effects are increased redness in the white of the eye, eye pain, small specks in vision, and increased eye pressure. The most common non–eye-related side effects are nose and throat infections, headache, joint pain, and lung/airway infections.

If your eye becomes red, sensitive to light, or painful, or if you have a change in vision, call or visit your eye doctor right away.

For additional safety information, please talk to your doctor and see the LUCENTIS full prescribing information.

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The LUCENTIS Patient Support Program

I enrolled so I could understand more about my treatment plan.

The LUCENTIS Patient Support Program can help you stay on track with treatment.

When I need something clarified, I call a LUCENTIS Specialist.

Our LUCENTIS Specialists are here to answer your questions.

Sometimes I forget what I wanted to talk to my Retina Specialis

The LUCENTIS Patient Support Program helps you get the most from your Retina Specialist.

I am worried I won’t be able to cover the cost of my treatment.

LUCENTIS gives you access to two different types of financial support programs.

Now I have the tools I need to monitor my vision for changes.

Be sure to report any changes in vision to your Retina Specialist.

  • Live, one-on-one phone support with Patient Support Specialists, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 8 pm ET
  • Brochures mailed right to your home that can assist you in working with your Retina Specialist
  • Learn about financial resources that can help with out-of-pocket costs and reimbursement support
Enroll in the LUCENTIS Patient Support Program

Our trained LUCENTIS Specialists are available to help you. They can:

  • Answer questions about LUCENTIS and your condition
  • Enroll you in the LUCENTIS Patient Support Program
  • Connect you to LUCENTIS financial assistance programs

To talk with a LUCENTIS Specialist, call:

1-866-LUCENTIS
(1-866-582-3684)

Get educational materials sent right to your door. They’ll help you:

  • Formulate questions to ask your Retina Specialist
  • Provide more information about your condition and treatment
  • Provide tips for identifying and managing side effects
Enroll in the LUCENTIS Patient Support Program

LUCENTIS Co-Pay Card*

  • If you qualify, this program can help you with the out-of-pocket costs like co-payments, co-insurance, or deductibles for your medicine

LUCENTIS Access Solutions

  • Regardless of your income or insurance status, this program can guide you through the process of getting LUCENTIS
  • The card is only for patients
    covered by a private healthcare plan

Demonstration of reduced visual acuity

Get the tools you need to detect changes to your vision, including the Amsler Grid, which can help you:

  • Spot distortion where straight lines appear wavy or bent
  • Identify dark patches or empty spaces appearing in the center of your vision
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Who is LUCENTIS for?

LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection) is a prescription medicine for the treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD), macular edema following retinal vein occlusion (RVO), and diabetic macular edema (DME).

What important safety information should I know about LUCENTIS?

LUCENTIS is a prescription medication given by injection into the eye, and it has side effects. LUCENTIS is not for everyone. You should not use LUCENTIS if you have an infection in or around the eye or are allergic to LUCENTIS or any of its ingredients.

Some LUCENTIS patients have serious side effects related to the injection. These include serious infections inside the eye, detached retinas, and cataracts. Other uncommon serious side effects include inflammation inside the eye and increased eye pressure. These side effects can make your vision worse. Some patients have had increased eye pressure before and within 1 hour of an injection. Your eye doctor should check your eye pressure and eye health during the week after your LUCENTIS injection.

Uncommonly, LUCENTIS patients have had serious, sometimes fatal, problems related to blood clots, such as heart attacks or strokes.

If your eye becomes red, sensitive to light, or painful, or if you have a change in vision, call or visit your eye doctor right away.

The most common eye-related side effects are increased redness in the white of the eye, eye pain, small specks in vision, and increased eye pressure. The most common non–eye-related side effects are nose and throat infections, headache, lung/airway infections, and nausea.

LUCENTIS is for prescription use only.

For additional safety information, please talk to your doctor and see the LUCENTIS full prescribing information.