Lucentis Approved for Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization
January 3, 2017 – The U.S. FDA approved a new indication for Lucentis® (ranibizumab injection) 0.5mg, manufactured by Genentech. Lucentis is indicated for the treatment of patients with myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV), which is a complication of severe near-sightedness that can lead to blindness. Recommended dosing for mCNV is 0.5mg (0.05mL) by intravitreal (eye) injection once monthly for up to three months. Lucentis is a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor that was first approved in 2006 for treating diabetic macular edema (DME). It is also approved to treat wet age-related macular degeneration, macular degeneration due to obstructed retinal veins and DME in patients who have diabetic retinopathy.
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