These activities may make your LUCENTIS experience more comfortable. Be sure to talk to your Retina Specialist about any discomfort you feel when receiving LUCENTIS.
Listening to music can calm your nerves and ease your mind. Ask your doctor if you can bring your own music player to treatment
Doing breathing techniques can help you relax and reduce stress levels
Breathe in through your nose over a count of 4:
“1, 2, 3, 4.”
Then breathe out through your nose over another count of 4.
And repeat the 8‐count exercise as many times as you feel you need. This will help balance your body.
Hold your right thumb over your right nostril and breathe in through your nose.
At the height of the breath, take your thumb off your right nostril and hold your index finger over your left nostril.
Exhale and repeat the exercise by alternating your thumb and index finger.
Doing relaxation techniques can help you relax and reduce stress levels
With your eyes closed, focus on contracting different muscle groups for 2‐3 seconds, then relaxing.
Start with your feet and toes, move up to your knees, thighs, rear, chest, arms, hands, neck, jaw, and blinking your eyes. Maintain deep, slow breaths the entire time.
(AAO) American Academy of Ophthalmology
Learn about the American Academy of Ophthalmology and get resources and support.
Learn about the NEI (National Eye Institute) and get resources and support.
Who is LUCENTIS for? LUCENTIS® 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.
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 before and after your LUCENTIS injection.
Uncommonly, LUCENTIS patients have had serious, sometimes fatal, problems related to blood clots, such as heart attacks or strokes.
Some LUCENTIS patients have serious side effects related to the injection. These include serious infections inside the eye, detached retinas, and cataracts. The most common eye-related side effects are increased redness in the white of the eye, eye pain, small specks in vision, and increased eye pressure. The most common non–eye-related side effects are nose and throat infections, anemia, nausea and cough.
LUCENTIS is for prescription use only.
You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.
For additional Safety Information, please talk to your doctor and see the LUCENTIS full Prescribing Information.
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