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What can I expect?

LUCENTIS is approved by the FDA for monthly treatment for DME.

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.

At the Retina Specialist's office

You may have already received LUCENTIS from your Retina Specialist. If not, you should know that LUCENTIS is given as an injection into your eye. Remember to ask your doctor if you need to do anything special to prepare for your next appointment.

Make sure you have someone with you who can drive you home.

Knowing what to expect at the Retina Specialist's office can help set your mind at ease about your treatment.

Receiving your injection:

  • The area around your eye will be cleaned
  • Your Retina Specialist will numb your eye
  • You will receive the injection, which takes just seconds. For most people, this feels like some pressure on your eye

After your injection

  • You may have some redness on the white part of your eye at the injection site
  • You may see a few specks in your vision
  • Your Retina Specialist may give you antibiotic eyedrops to use for a few days after the injection to help prevent infection
  • Ask your Retina Specialist if you should avoid any activities
  • If your eye becomes red, sensitive to light, painful, or has a change in vision, you should seek immediate care from your Retina Specialist

You should know that everyone responds differently to treatment with LUCENTIS.

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Who is LUCENTIS for?

LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection) is a prescription medicine for the treatment of patients with 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. 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, cataract, and increased eye pressure. The most common non–eye-related side effects are nose and throat infections, anemia, and nausea.

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.