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About RVO

RVO is a serious condition that can eventually lead to vision loss. Symptoms may include blurry or distorted vision.

There are two types of RVO. Branch RVO (BRVO) affects the veins that branch out within the eye. Central RVO (CRVO) affects the veins in the back of the eye.

A simple way to understand RVO

Retinal veins are part of your eye’s normal circulation, moving blood out of the eye toward your heart. RVO interrupts the normal blood flow. The vein becomes blocked, like a hose that gets plugged up.

Blockage of the vein prevents the passage of blood and other fluids. Instead, they leak into the eye. This can also cause swelling, which is known as macular edema.

This leaking and swelling can affect the macula, the part of your eye that controls central vision. As a result, vision can become blurry or distorted.

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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?

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.

LUCENTIS is a prescription medication given by injection into the eye, and it has side effects. LUCENTIS is not for everyone. Some LUCENTIS patients have had detached retinas and serious eye 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.

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