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Ranibizumab is used to treat neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a disorder of the retina of the eye that causes blurring of vision or blindness .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .

Common Brand Names:

Lucentis

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Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Macular Degeneration
21
95%
Blindness & Visual Impa...
3
100%
Overall, 96% (26 Members) find Lucentis helpful
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Lucentis Reviews

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Had first shot. Very scary.
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1

Default Macular Degeneration Lucentis injection problem
I get regular Lucentis shots for Macular Degeneration, in my only "good" eye. The anaesthetic is gluey and several times was not well rinsed out. In such cases it becomes crystallized or grainy under the eyelid as well as caking shut the eye. The last time it resulted in a return emergency visit where they said that there was a scratch on the cornea. Also had fever. Please comment on similar experiences.
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sealed latest leak very quickly
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Have just started taking, so don't know much yet
Working / Worked
Both comes with side effects.
Working / Worked
I use the Off brand of Lucentis. (6/2010) It seems to be helping. So far no side affects.
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Just started this. Previously had shots of Avastin. Did not get hoped for results there.
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if the lucentis had been available in 2001, my husband would not have lost most of the vision in both eyes.
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No side effects, but the preparation can be very uncomfortable and sometimes downright painful depending upon who administers it...since this is a teaching hospital, the residents practice on me. I had been going to a private practice, which was much easier, but not as thorough, so I changed to my present hospital. It is considered the very best hospital in the U.S., so that's why I'm there, but sometimes long for the cookie cutter treatment of the private practice.
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Getting the Avastin shots every 4 weeks
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Macular Degeneration Lucentis injection problem
    It seems that I will be having injections, I feel that I want to use Lucentis. it seems that is a good choice. now regarding the anesthetic it looks l... [More]
  2. Discussion: Macular Degeneration Lucentis injection problem
    I get regular Lucentis shots for Macular Degeneration. This is done in my only "good" eye, the other is beyond help. The anaesthetic is glue... [More]
  3. Discussion: Eylea VS Avastin VS Lucentis
    Here's what I'd argue, Deb; there’s no way to know definitively whether Eylea was the factor that improved your condition. It’s certainly good th... [More]
  4. Discussion: Eylea VS Avastin VS Lucentis
    I was diagnosed awhile ago with dry and just 4 months ago, my right transitioned to wet. My first injection was Avastin - no change. Second injectio... [More]
  5. Discussion: Eylea VS Avastin VS Lucentis
    It's been rather quiet here for for a while, so I thought I'd throw out a sort of impromptu survey/inquiry. In a recent injection visit, it was sug... [More]