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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.



For your kitchen

Whether you're making a snack for yourself or preparing a feast for friends and family, these tips can help make your kitchen easier to use, even if you have low vision.

Create a system: Make sure all of your utensils, spices, and ingredients have their own place in the kitchen. Then make it a habit to put things away as soon as you are finished using them so they are easily found the next time

Sniff first, sprinkle second: There's nothing like mistaking pepper for cinnamon—so follow your nose when you're not sure!

Perfect the art of touch: Making containers that look the same feel different can help you distinguish one from the other. For example, wrap a rubber band around the juice container to tell it apart from the milk

Adopt the art of contrast: Use a cutting board that contrasts in color with the items you're slicing and dicing. For instance, need to cut an onion? Use a black cutting board


For lighting your home

One simple way to make your home more low vision–friendly is to adjust the lighting. Good overall light is essential, especially in hallways and stairways. Here are some ways to improve the lighting in your home:

Use consistent lighting: Reduce or eliminate shadows and bright spots by keeping light at a consistent brightness throughout your home

Light the night: Use night-lights to illuminate places like bathrooms, bedrooms, and hallways that you may use often during the evening hours

Install cabinet lighting: Make using appliances easier by installing under-cabinet lights in your kitchen

Maximize available light: When sitting to read, place available light directly over the shoulder on the same side of your body as the eye with the best 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).

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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to monitor your vision

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.