What is LUCENTIS?
LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection) is a prescription medicine that you may receive from your Retina Specialist. It was approved for wet AMD by the FDA in 2006 for treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration.
The retina is a thin film at the back of your eye. It’s the part of the eye that captures what you see. The macula looks like an indent in the retina.
It helps you see details.
If your doctor prescribed you LUCENTIS, that means your eye contains extra amounts of a protein called VEGF. It is one of the causes of leaky, abnormal blood vessels. The excess fluid that comes from these blood vessels can accumulate and lead to changes in your vision.
How LUCENTIS can help
LUCENTIS is designed to block VEGF. That’s why it’s called an anti-VEGF. By blocking VEGF, LUCENTIS may prevent blood vessels from leaking fluid into the macula. This can reduce swelling.
LUCENTIS was designed specifically for use in the eye.
Who LUCENTIS is for
LUCENTIS is used for the treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), and the 2 forms of macular edema following retinal vein occlusion (RVO): branch RVO (BRVO) and central RVO (CRVO).