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Being prepared can help you get the most out of your appointments and your recommended treatment plan with EYLEA. There are ways—before, during, and afterwards—that can help you prepare for your appointments.

Before your appointment

Preparation is key

Ask your eye doctor's office how long the appointment might be, and arrange for someone to drive you to and from the appointment. Besides assisting with transportation, your friends and loved ones can be a source of support for you.

A few things you'll want to bring with you to your appointment:

  • A list of questions. Don't be afraid to ask them. Create your own personalized list of questions for your eye care team
  • A list of all prescription and over-the-counter medicines you take and when you take them
  • Dark glasses. Your eyes may be sensitive to light afterwards
Preparing for an eye care appointment

Need a ride? Rides in Sight can help

Sometimes getting to and from your eye care appointments can be difficult. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the maker of EYLEA, supports Rides in Sight,* a transportation referral service.

Want to see if this service is available near you?

Learn about Rides in Sight

Or call 1-855-607-4337

*Rides in Sight is not affiliated or related to EYLEA, EYLEA4U®, or Regeneron. Regeneron does not influence or control the operations of Rides in Sight and cannot guarantee assistance will be provided. Rides in Sight is not an emergency service. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.


During your appointment

Know what to expect during your appointment

Your doctor will:

  • Discuss the procedure with you
  • Examine, wash, and numb your eye
  • Check your eye pressure after the injection

After your appointment

Take it easy

  • You may have some temporary visual problems. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery
  • You may have a temporary increase in eye pressure. Your doctor should check for this
  • Your eyes may be sensitive to light. Wear dark glasses
  • You may experience side effects. Contact your doctor right away.
Important Safety Information
  • EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection is a prescription medication administered by injection into the eye. You should not use EYLEA if you have an infection in or around the eye, eye pain or redness, or known allergies to any of the ingredients in EYLEA, including aflibercept.
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Important Safety Information
  • EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection is a prescription medication administered by injection into the eye. You should not use EYLEA if you have an infection in or around the eye, eye pain or redness, or known allergies to any of the ingredients in EYLEA, including aflibercept.
  • Injection into the eye with EYLEA can result in an infection in the eye and retinal detachment (separation of retina from back of the eye). Inflammation in the eye has been reported with the use of EYLEA.
  • In some patients, injections with EYLEA may cause a temporary increase in eye pressure within 1 hour of the injection. Sustained increases in eye pressure have been reported with repeated injections, and your doctor may monitor this after each injection.
  • There is a potential risk of serious and sometimes fatal side effects related to blood clots, leading to heart attack or stroke in patients receiving EYLEA.
  • Serious side effects related to the injection procedure with EYLEA are rare but can occur including infection inside the eye and retinal detachment.
  • The most common side effects reported in patients receiving EYLEA are increased redness in the eye, eye pain, cataract, moving spots in the field of vision, increased pressure in the eye, and vitreous (gel-like substance) detachment.
  • It is important that you contact your doctor right away if you think you might be experiencing any side effects, including eye pain or redness, light sensitivity, or blurring of vision, after an injection.
  • EYLEA is for prescription use only. For additional safety information, please talk to your doctor and see the full Prescribing Information for EYLEA.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Indications

EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of patients with:

  • Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD): The recommended dose for EYLEA is 2 mg administered by injection in the eye every 2 months (8 weeks) following 3 initial monthly (every 4 weeks) injections. EYLEA may be dosed once per month, but in most patients, additional benefit was not seen with this dosing plan. Some patients may need monthly (every 4 weeks) dosing after the first 3 months (12 weeks).
  • Macular Edema following Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO): The recommended dose for EYLEA is 2 mg administered by injection in the eye monthly (every 4 weeks).
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) in patients with DME: The recommended dose for EYLEA is 2 mg administered by injection in the eye every 2 months (8 weeks) following 5 initial monthly (every 4 weeks) injections. EYLEA may be dosed once per month, but in most patients, additional benefit was not seen with this dosing plan. Some patients may need monthly (every 4 weeks) dosing after the first 5 months (20 weeks).
Please see the full Prescribing Information for EYLEA.

The information contained herein is provided for general educational purposes. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor.