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Why LUCENTIS?

LUCENTIS is supported by clinical research in RVO

LUCENTIS has been studied in patients with RVO since 2007 and was approved for its treatment by the FDA in 2010.

Some patients had improvements as early as day 7

In 2 clinical trials, some patients given LUCENTIS could read additional letters as early as 7 days after their first treatment.

Not all patients on LUCENTIS experienced this result. Individual results may vary.

Possible serious side effects of LUCENTIS

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.

Some patients continued improvements through month 6

In 2 clinical studies, patients receiving LUCENTIS monthly for 6 months gained more letters than those not receiving LUCENTIS.

BRVO, branch retinal vein occlusion; CRVO, central retinal vein occlusion.

What is visual acuity?

You've probably heard of 20/20 vision, which is considered normal vision. You can also see well with 20/40 vision. If you have 20/40 vision, you can typically sit near the back of a theater and see what's going on up front.

20/40 OR BETTER

Some patients maintained* or improved to 20/40 vision or better after 6 months.

In the BRVO study: up to 6 out of 10 patients receiving LUCENTIS

In the CRVO study: up to 5 out of 10 patients receiving LUCENTIS

Individual results may vary.

*Defined as losing fewer than 15 letters on an eye chart.

Compared with 4 out of 10 patients not receiving LUCENTIS.

Compared with 2 out of 10 patients not receiving LUCENTIS.

Important safety information

What are the side effects with LUCENTIS?

Possible serious side effects

LUCENTIS is a medicine that is injected by your doctor into the eye. Like all medicines, LUCENTIS has possible side effects. It is important for you to know what they are.

LUCENTIS is not for everyone

Talk with your eye doctor if you have:

  • Infections in or around the eye
  • An allergy to LUCENTIS or any of its ingredients

Although it is uncommon, some people treated with LUCENTIS may have a life-threatening side effect.

Your doctor will stop treatment if any serious side effects occur. Be sure to contact your doctor if there are any signs of side effects.

Possible serious reactions related to the injection

Serious reactions have occurred related to the injection. They have happened in fewer than 0.1% (1 in 1,000) of people. These reactions can make your vision worse.

  • Serious infections inside the eye
  • Detached retinas

    The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye. It sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position.

  • Cataracts

    A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye.

Other side effects that are serious but not common include:

  • Inflammation (swelling) inside the eye
  • Increased eye pressure

    Some people have increased eye pressure before and within 1 hour after an injection. Your eye doctor should check your eyes and your eye pressure during the week after your injection.

Serious side effects (uncommon, but sometimes fatal)

  • Strokes

    A stroke happens when a blood vessel that carries oxygen to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. This means that part of the brain cannot get the oxygen it needs. As a result, the brain gets damaged.

  • Heart attacks

    A heart attack happens when a blood vessel that carries oxygen to the heart is either blocked by a clot or bursts. This means that part of the heart cannot get the oxygen it needs. As a result, the heart gets damaged.

  • Other problems related to blood clots

When to call your doctor

Call or visit your eye doctor right away if:

Your eye becomes red, painful, or sensitive to light
You have a change in your vision

Most common eye-related side effects

Here are the most common eye-related side effects in clinical studies of LUCENTIS:

  • Increased redness in the white part of the eye
  • Eye pain
  • Small specks in vision
  • Feeling that something is in part of the eye

Most common non-eye-related side effects

Here are the most common non-eye-related side effects in clinical studies of LUCENTIS:

  • Nose and throat infections
  • Headache
  • 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.