Eylea is injected directly into the eye. Your exact dosage of Eylea will depend on the type of eye condition being treated. Although you should not feel any pain with this injection, you may feel a little pressure.
An Introduction to Dosing With EyleaThe dose of Eylea™ (aflibercept) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the condition being treated. Do not intentionally adjust the frequency of your dosages by missing appointments or scheduling them too soon, unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Eylea Dosage for Wet Macular DegenerationThe recommended Eylea dose for macular degeneration treatment is 2 mg (0.05 mL) injected into the eye once a month (about every 28 days) for the first 12 doses. After that, the doses can be given once every eight weeks.
If only one of your eyes has macular degeneration, you will receive a dose just in that eye. If both of your eyes are affected, you will receive a dose in each eye.
Eylea Dosage for Macular Edema After Retinal Vein OcclusionThe recommended Eylea dose for macular edema due to central retinal vein occlusion is 2 mg (0.05 mL) injected into the eye once a month (about every 28 days).
If only one of your eyes has macular edema, you will receive a dose just in that eye. If both of your eyes are affected, you will receive a dose in each eye.
General Information on Receiving EyleaSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Eylea include the following:
- Eylea is injected into the eye.
- Your eye(s) will be cleansed to prevent infection, and your eye(s) will be numbed before the injection. While you should feel no pain, you may feel a little pressure.
- If both eyes are to be treated, your healthcare provider must use two vials of Eylea.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Eylea dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.