If you and your healthcare provider decide that SUSVIMO is the right treatment for your wet AMD, these are the steps required for the SUSVIMO implant and refill procedures.
Before SUSVIMO is placed in your eye, your Retina Specialist will check to make sure that you respond positively to 2 treatments of an anti-VEGF medication, the same type of medication inside the implant
Your Retina Specialist will place the SUSVIMO implant into your eye during an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. You will be provided with instructions to help your eye heal after the procedure
Your Retina Specialist may require follow-up visits after the procedure to make sure your eye has healed
You will need to schedule appointments with your Retina Specialist every 6 months to refill the SUSVIMO implant with medication. These refills are similar to typical monthly intravitreal injections but less frequent
What to know if SUSVIMO needs to be removed:
In the rare circumstance that the SUSVIMO implant needs to be removed, your Retina Specialist can perform the procedure in an outpatient setting with local anesthesia. After this procedure, your Retina Specialist will provide you with steps to ensure proper healing.
These steps include:
It's amazing what can be done so quickly to change your eyesight. Getting SUSVIMO implanted didn’t take much longer than the injections. And I know it's in my eye, but I wouldn't be able to tell you where it is, and I don't feel it either.
- Carol, SUSVIMO Patient
AMD=age-related macular degeneration; VEGF=vascular endothelial growth factor.
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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