What medicine is used for eye injections?

When you get injections in your eye, your eye doctor will: Put numbing medicine on your eye to make you more comfortable during the injection. Clean your eye to help prevent infections….Common anti-VEGF drugs include:

  • Avastin (bevacizumab)
  • Lucentis (ranibizumab)
  • Eylea (afilibercept)

Is Macugen still available?

Macugen is still available for treatment of wet AMD, but is not used as often as other injectable angiogenesis inhibitors.

What kind of drug is Macugen?

Pegaptanib sodium injection (brand name Macugen) is an anti-angiogenic medicine for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

What does Macugen treat?

Macugen injection is used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration. Macugenis supplied in a sterile foil pouch with a single-use glass syringe pre-filled with 0.3 mg of pegaptanib.

Who owns Macugen?

Approval of Macugen, developed by Eyetech Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Pfizer Inc., follows a priority review under the FDA’s rolling submission-Pilot 1 program based on data from the companies’ Phase II/III pivotal clinical trials.

When was Macugen approved?

Approval Date: 12/17/2004.

Who makes Macugen?

What does Lucentis injection do?

Lucentis is a recombinant humanised IgG1 kappa isotype monoclonal antibody fragment that is designed for intraocular administration. It is designed to inhibit macular angiogenesis which is the growth of new blood vessels in the eye that can rupture and cause vision loss.

What are the risks of eye injections?

The major risks are:

  • Infection in the eye or endophthalmitis.
  • Inflammation in the eye or pseudoendophthalmitis (a non-infectious inflammatory reaction to some medications)
  • Bleeding into the vitreous gel (vitreous hemorrhage)
  • Retinal detachment.