Considerations for people taking Lucentis include the following:
- The medication is injected into the eye on a monthly basis by your healthcare provider. Sometimes, it is given less frequently.
- Your eye(s) will be cleansed to prevent infection and numbed before the injection. While you should feel no pain, you may feel a little pressure.
- After each injection, your healthcare provider will observe you for a while to make sure you do not develop any serious Lucentis side effects.
- You may receive a prescription for antibiotic eyedrops to use after each injection.
- You should have someone drive you home after your injection, as your eye(s) will be dilated during the procedure (which temporarily affects your vision).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Lucentis will not work if you stop taking it.