About Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration About Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration

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Wet AMD

What is Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD), and what can it do to your eyes?

Picture of effects of Wet AMD on the eye, showing leaking blood and fluid, macula, and retina.

WHO DOES WET AMD AFFECT?

Wet AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among people 50 years of age and older in the United States. The good news is that treatment options are available, and you've taken steps to help manage your Wet AMD and your vision.

HOW CAN WET AMD AFFECT MY EYES?

Wet AMD affects your macula, located at the back of the eye. Abnormal blood vessels grow under the macula while also leaking blood and fluid. This damages and scars the macula.

WHAT CAN WET AMD DO TO MY VISION?

Wet AMD may cause blurriness in the center of your vision, straight lines to look wavy, and colors to look dull and washed out. It also can cause blind spots or patches, or cause objects to seem farther away than they really are. These symptoms may affect the ability to read, write, drive, and recognize faces.

If you're living with Wet AMD, be sure to get regular eye exams.

THE EFFECTS OF WET AMD CAN BE PERMANENT.

Wet AMD can worsen over time, resulting in loss of vision. That's why it's so important to see your eye doctor on a regular basis and stay on course with your doctor's recommended treatment plan.

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EYLEA has been studied in more than 3,000 people with certain diseases of the retina. Learn more about the #1 prescribed FDA-approved anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment for patients with Wet AMD.

EYLEA is a prescription medicine given 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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THE SYMPTOMS OF WET AMD THROUGH VIRTUAL REALITY

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
  • EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection is a prescription medicine 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, vitreous (gel-like substance) detachment, moving spots in the field of vision, and increased pressure in the eye.
  • 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), Macular Edema following Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO), Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), and Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) in patients with DME.

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.

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