When someone finds out they have wet AMD, they may feel overwhelmed and scared about their treatment. You can play an important role in helping manage their vision challenges and easing their concerns.
Make it easy to move around the home. Create clear pathways across rooms, with easy access to doors and windows.
Make it easy to see around the home – sunlight and natural light are best. Utilize the light from your windows and use lightweight curtains that are easy to pull up/back.
Use tools to help make reading easier:
Develop a system for storing and arranging commonly used items such as jackets, keys, shoes, toothbrushes, and reading glasses. This will make it easier for someone with wet AMD to find them.
This organization provides information and resources to help you care for your loved one.
The National Alliance for Caregiving
This organization partners with other caregiving associations and groups to provide additional resources to help family caregivers address and cope with the challenges of caring for a loved one.
AMD=age-related macular degeneration.
What is SUSVIMO (ranibizumab injection)?
SUSVIMO is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with neovascular (wet) Age‑related Macular Degeneration (AMD) who have responded to at least two injections of a Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) inhibitor in the gel-like part of the eye (intravitreal). It is not known if SUSVIMO is safe and effective in children.
What is the most important information I should know about SUSVIMO?
SUSVIMO (ranibizumab injection) is delivered into the eye using the SUSVIMO implant. The SUSVIMO implant and the procedures to insert, fill, refill, and remove the eye (ocular) implant can cause serious side effects, including:
Do not receive SUSVIMO if you:
Talk to your healthcare provider before receiving SUSVIMO if you have any of these conditions.
Before receiving SUSVIMO, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
What are other possible side effects of SUSVIMO?
The SUSVIMO implant and the procedures to insert, fill, refill, and remove the eye (ocular) implant can cause other serious side effects, including:
The most common side effects of SUSVIMO include:
These are not all the possible side effects of SUSVIMO.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.
Please see Important Safety Information, including Serious Side Effects, as well as the SUSVIMO full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.
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