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About wet AMD

Wet age-related macular degeneration, or wet AMD, is a leading cause of vision loss in people aged 60 and older. It can get worse very quickly.

Wet AMD occurs when a protein in the body called VEGF causes abnormal blood vessel growth in a small area of the retina at the back of the eye called the macula.

Imagine blood vessels as roots of a tree growing under concrete. The concrete represents the macula. In a healthy eye, vessels stay in place and vision stays normal.

In wet AMD, abnormal blood vessels push up through the macula, causing cracks. These vessels can begin to bleed, causing changes in vision.

Bleeding vessels lead to swelling and bleeding in the macula, causing blurry, wavy, or decreased vision. This can result in the loss of central vision.

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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 serious side effects related to the injection. These include serious infections of 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 after your LUCENTIS injection.

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