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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.



Joan A.'s husband, John, is living with wet AMD

After John retired, I urged him to start looking after his health. At the time, I was an office manager for a prominent physician and naturally health-conscious. So John started making the rounds of regular physicals, dental appointments, and exercising. In the summer of 2004, he visited an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. At the conclusion of the exam, the doctor informed John that he had dry AMD, in both eyes. And there were no symptoms. In a matter of months, he developed wet AMD in his left eye. His right eye was still okay. Suffice it to say, we were very concerned about his future, and we tried to learn as much as we could about scientific advances being made in the control and eventual cure of wet AMD.

“My priority was to help my husband as much as possible.”

John has always been a strong person, and I didn't want this diagnosis to make him feel that he'd lost that. But even so, I couldn't help but be afraid for him. At his worst point, he needed a 7x magnifying glass and a lot of bright light to read the newspaper. I could feel his frustration when he had problems reading or when he tried to explain to our grandson why he was having eye problems.

Thankfully, John has seen improvement since beginning treatment with LUCENTIS. I'm extremely proud of him. He has handled his diagnosis and is managing his life with wet AMD.

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

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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.