Information about Ranibizumab
How Ranibizumab works
Ranibizumab is an anti-angiogenic medication. It works by blocking a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). This stops the growth and leakage of abnormal blood vessels in the eye(s) that may cause vision loss.
Common side effects of Ranibizumab
Conjunctival hemorrhage, Eye pain, Eye inflammation, Eye floaters, Increased intraocular pressure
Expert advice for Ranibizumab
- Ranibizumab is used for the treatment of eye diseases caused by diabetes, macular degeneration and macular swelling.
- It is administered directly into the eyeball by an eye specialist.
- It may cause temporary visual disturbances. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Ranibizumab affects you.
- Inform your doctor if you experience increased eye pain and redness, blurred or decreased vision, or increased sensitivity to light.