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Eylea (aflibercept) Eye Injection

This medication is administered by your ophthalmologist to treat neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and macular edema (swelling).  How often you get injections depends on your specific medical condition and your response to treatment.  Prior to your injection, you will receive numbing medicine to reduce any pain from the injection. 


This medication is a specialized drug that requires strict handling and storage conditions, so the product is usually stored at the pharmacy or at your ophthalmologist’s office.


Side Effects

The most common side effects include, bloodshot eye or redness at injection site, eye pain (throbbing/itching/soreness), floaters (moving spots/dots/string-like objects in vision), increased tear production, sensation of something in the eye, sensitivity to light, swelling or irritation of the eyelid, temporary increased pressure inside the eye


  • Store in the refrigerator (do not freeze) 

  • Keep out of reach and sight of children

  • Protect from light by keeping it in outer container

  • Do not shake

  • Do not use it after the expiry date (the expiry date refers to the last day of that month)

This is for informational purposes only and does not substitute medical advice.  It is not a complete product summary and does not include a full list of side effects.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have or for any unexpected effects while using this product. 


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