EYLEA®: Treatment for Wet AMD
EYLEA® is a prescription medication used to treat Wet AMD. When you have Wet AMD, you have high levels of the protein VEGF that can cause abnormal blood vessels to grow under the macula. When these blood vessels leak fluid or blood, damage can occur to the macula.
EYLEA injections block VEGF in the eye. Typically Wet AMD patients will require injections:
- Every 4 weeks for the first 3 months
- Every 8 weeks for the following 2 months
Dr. Boozalis will assess the progression of your Wet AMD to determine the right EYLEA dosing schedule for you.
Results of Clinical Studies
According to EYLEA clinical studies, people treated with EYLEA in 2 clinical studies could, on average, see more than 7 letters on the eye chart. And 1 year after the injections, 9 out of 10 maintained their vision.
Possible Side Effects with EYLEA
- Eye infection
- Eye redness
- Eye pain
- Spots in visual field
- Eye pressure increase
- Retinal detachment
- Vitreous detachment
- Blood clots leading to heart attack or stroke
To learn more about EYLEA, please contact us today.