Helpful Resources for Diabetic Eye Diseases and More Helpful Resources for Diabetic Eye Diseases and More

Helpful Resources


Take advantage of resources provided by EYLEA. Get tips on living with low vision, how to make the most of your appointments, and more.

Tips for living with low vision


If you have Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD), Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), or Macular Edema following Retinal Vein Occlusion (MEfRVO), just a few changes may make a big difference in your daily routine. From small things you can do around your house to special tools you can use for reading and writing, there’s plenty of ways to help simplify your life with low vision.

Watch our YouTube series “Tips in a Blink” or check out some of our favorite low vision tips here.

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Tips for living with low vision

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Tips to prepare for your eye appointment

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Help care for your loved ones


Download the discussion guide to help start the conversation with your doctor about retinal disease.
Tips for caregivers of loveed ones living with a retinal disease

If you’re experiencing symptoms, it’s important to talk to your eye care team about it. Not sure what to ask during your appointment? We’ve created discussion guides to help drive a productive conversation.

Is someone you love living with a retinal condition? Get tips, information, and resources to help them.

Use virtual reality to see the symptoms of certain retinal diseases


Learn more about the common symptoms with In My Eyes, a mobile virtual reality app. You can also share the app with your loved ones to help them better understand what you may be experiencing.

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In My Eyes virtual reality app allows you to see the symptoms of certain retinal diseases.

Resources for eye conditions


The following organizations offer information and resources on living with eye conditions that can affect vision:

American Academy of Ophthalmology
The world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons.
1-415-561-8500

American Foundation for the Blind
A non-profit organization for people with vision loss.
1-800-232-5463

American Optometric Association
The American Optometric Association represents approximately 36,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students, and optometry assistants and technicians.
1-800-365-2219

American Society of Retina Specialists
The world's largest retinal organization.
1-312-578-8760

Discovery Eye Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to finding treatments and cures to sight-threatening eye diseases.
1-310-623-4466

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Dedicated to funding innovative research to find preventions, treatments, and cures for inherited retinal degenerative diseases.
1-800-683-5555

Lighthouse Guild
The leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization with a long-standing heritage of addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired.
1-800-284-4422

Prevent Blindness
Leading consumer advocate for eye health and safety with the mission of preserving sight.
1-800-331-2020

VisionAware
Helps adults who are losing their sight by providing information, daily living techniques, a directory of services, and a supportive online community.

While Regeneron Pharmaceuticals does provide financial support to patient support organizations, Regeneron does not endorse any specific patient organization. The information provided by Regeneron or these organizations is meant for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace a physician's medical advice.

Helpful resources for people living with low vision and their caregivers.
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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, vitreous floaters, 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 2 mg (0.05mL) 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).

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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