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Locate a Retina Specialist in your area

If you think you may have a retinal vein occlusion, it's important to make an appointment with a Retina Specialist right away. The good news is that there are hundreds of Retina Specialists across the country. Below are 2 websites where you can find information about them.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The AAO Find an Eye MD Locator allows you to search by doctor name, city, ZIP code, or country. When you use the AAO locator, be sure to select “Retina/Vitreous Surgery” in the Subspecialty field. This is the terminology used to define a Retina Specialist.

Click here to use the AAO Retina Specialist Locator. By clicking on this link, you will be directed to the AAO website.

The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)

The ASRS Retina Specialist Locator allows you to search by country and state or province.

Click here to use the ASRS Retina Specialist Locator. By clicking on this link, you will be directed to the ASRS website.

Genentech USA, Inc. is neither responsible for nor affiliated with these organizations or the content of the Retina Specialist locators.

Who is LUCENTIS for?

LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection) is a prescription medicine for the treatment of patients with macular edema following retinal vein occlusion (RVO).

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 a feeling that something is in the eye. The most common non–eye-related side effects are nose and throat infections, headache, and lung/airway infections.

LUCENTIS is for prescription use only.

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