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User Reviews for Aflibercept ophthalmic

Also known as: Eylea

Aflibercept ophthalmic has an average rating of 6.2 out of 10 from a total of 33 ratings on Drugs.com. 55% of those users who reviewed Aflibercept ophthalmic reported a positive effect, while 34% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Macular Degeneration  
6.3
20 reviews 5 medications
Diabetic Macular Edema  
8.0
7 reviews 4 medications
Macular Edema  
4.2
5 reviews 11 medications
Diabetic Retinopathy  
1 reviews 2 medications
Summary of Aflibercept ophthalmic reviews 6.2 33 reviews

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Reviews for Aflibercept ophthalmic

Flurry April 30, 2021

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Edema: “Have swelling edema following cataract surgery which left with a grey cloud and heaps of black floaters in my vision .Tried acular eye drops for a month to help clear my vision unfortunately it didn't help so my doctor gave me eylea injection into my left eye and now I have a shimmer in my eye all the time since the needle a month ago .When it gets dark the shimmer turns into flickering sparkling lights and even with my eye closed I can still see then It's very stressful and hard to sleep. Any ideas how to fix this problem would be appreciated.”

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Maggie · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 22, 2021

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Edema: “I have had 5 eyelea injections so far & have seen marked improvement in my vision A bit of an inconvenience with all these trips to hospital but well worth it.”

8 / 10
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Rusty · Taken for 5 to 10 years March 3, 2021

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “I have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration about 7 years ago. Every 8 weeks I have Eylea injections in both of my eyes. Thanks to that I am still able to work, read and drive.”

9 / 10
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Mogulsmom January 24, 2013

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “I have been in clinical trials for 4 years for Eylea and have had no side effects. Eylea has allowed me to return to a quality of life that I had given up with sewing, painting, cooking, driving, reading and other areas pertinent to being able to live independently. Before Eylea, I had even stopped watching television! Now I feel confident again and go out and do things on my own without fear. This has definitely been a positive, life changing experience.”

10 / 10
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Peter Pan · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 29, 2018

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “I have had wet macular degeneration for 4 years. So far I have had 14 Eylea injections in left eye, spanning once a month for the first year lessening to only one injection in the last year. Injection pain and redness varied a lot, some injections were painful and messy others not so, I put it down to the experience of the injector. All cleared up fine. Afflicted eye on last examination had no active signs of AMD.”

9 / 10
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Django April 17, 2020

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “Wet AMD in right eye - age 58. One Eylea injection. Had been getting very wavey straight lines and considerable indentations on objects such as peoples' heads and faces. Not a pleasant experience! Not because it hurts but just because of the idea of having your eyeball injected. However, the local anaesthetic worked well and whilst it wasn't fun, it wasn't painful. I noticed a large, back floater later in the evening but that was gone by morning. No real pain but there was a lot of blood in the white of my eye - looked like one of those red-eyeballed birds for about 2 weeks. There was no obvious improvement in the blurring, so I stopped thinking about it. Then one day, after about 16 days, I just thought - 'hang on, the blurring is hardly there anymore'. So, it appears to have worked well in reversing the symptoms. Of course, I'm not looking forward to the next injection but that's OK because it has worked for me and is obviously worthwhile.”

10 / 10
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Vonnie · Taken for less than 1 month May 10, 2018

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “I was terrified at the prospect of an eye injection. But I found it totally painless Quick. And the only downside was blurred vision for about 20 hours. I got it done in Dublin.M ore people need to write their positive experiences , I see so many awful reviews . I will never fear going for my injections ever again.”

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Chillie · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 21, 2021

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “I complained to my consultant after the first Eylea Injection that I was suffering from visual distortions. He said he could not explain my difficulty but insisted Eylea was doing its job. I continued to have 2 more injections as I trusted his advice. This series of treatment ran from June to September 2020. The distortions got worse with each injection . I am now suffering from debilitating distortions, unable to read , watch tv , sew etc.”

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wisegal · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 27, 2019

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Edema: “I had 12 injections Eylea over a period of 18 months. I stopped the injections after learning medication was like a chemo and dangerous side effects. Now eight months later my vision is like it was before the injections. I would not go through that experience again. Painful and very expensive. I have experienced several of the side effects mentioned on website.”

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rgphila · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 22, 2020

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “After several treatments, the last injection in my right eye caused blindness. I cannot see anything. I have been told by doctors this problem might clear up after 1 to 3 months. It has been 1 week and there is no improvement. This is kind of ironic, considering the injections were supposed to prevent blindness, not cause it.”

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KatieG · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 8, 2020

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “I have been undergoing treatment with Eyelea for wet macular degeneration in my right eye for three years. However there was a nagging discomfort that seemed to coincide with more frequent treatments:eye pressure, burning and numbness down the side of my face on my affected side. I have been told by the retinologist that it has nothing to do with the treatments. I was referred to a neurologist thinking it was trigeminal neuralgia. Neurologist didn’t think I was in “ enough” pain to confirm that as a diagnosis. I am now getting Eyelea every 7 weeks as the fluid behind my eye has continued to be a problem. The burning and numbness has become very distressing once again. I am at the point of comtemplating discontinuing the treatments. I am being told that these injections have “ saved” me from going blind. Is there anyone out there that has experienced this pressure, burning and numbness as a side effect of these treatments? I am 69 years old.”

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JJune May 12, 2017

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “I am a 69 year old female with extensive family history of vision loss from wet AMD. I was diagnosed with bilateral dry AMD at age 55. In March 2017 I noticed distortion and smudging in the right eye. I immediately sought treatment and was administered Eylea. I have now had 3 monthly injections. The macular edema has subsided and the leakage has stopped. I am now scheduled for injections at 8 week intervals. The injection procedure is painless, however once the numbing medication wears off the discomfort is intense for approx. 6 hours. I manage the pain with ice packs, one hydrocodone tablet and a long nap. I am cautiously optimistic that the Eylea medication will protect me from the same fate of my numerous relatives who were blind.”

10 / 10
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Old timer Male · Taken for 6 months to 1 year June 13, 2018

Eylea (aflibercept): “Seven months ago I had a surprise of my life of vision loss in right eye,,,, My family physician with his flashlight indicated Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and arranged that I will be seen by optometrist in 30 minutes Also confirmed CRVO, and after being check with several machines for eyes I was told I need to go to Opthamologist (Surgeon ) 105 miles way by Highway. There I was also confirmed same diagnoses which translates to Central retinal Vein Occlusion I was put on EyeLea (Albifercept) and had six monthly injections with such a very small improvement but it is still an improvement if it is as say 0.1 0R 0.2 % per month I know it is going to be a very long climb up the hill but is better than being totally blind and when one is advanced in years the rebuild is very slow so it is a wait and see for the green light someday Thank you for listening and hope to update again soon”

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Kaara · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 29, 2015

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “From my experience Eylea is not as easy to inject as Lucentis, but the results speak for themselves. I was able to go four months without an injection after only two shots of Eylea. It completely dried up both of my eyes. Lucentis never did this for me and I was getting monthly injections for over two years. I have varied side effects from the injection ranging from eye redness to redness, itching, burning, and feeling like something is scratching my eye. Giving the injection slower helped some.”

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Mooses · Taken for less than 1 month January 21, 2021

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “Recently, I had an Eylea injection on 4th of December 2020. My vision has not improved but my ophthamologist told that the fluid has gone. The problem which I'm facing is really making me anxious and agitated. There is emergence of floaters in my eye, although my doctor says that retina and the macula are fine but still the eye floaters are in my entire visual field ,sometimes they go away but most of the time they are there and cause curtains on the top and bottom of my eye. Vision is blurry and the eye floaters obstruct my vision and I can't see clear”

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Billy T May 18, 2020

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “87 years and my first injection 2 months ago was a disaster, the injection really stung in my eye and was upsetting, however my second one 3 weeks ago was perfect, I didn’t realise the injection had taken place. No improvement in blurred vision yet but a long way to go. I feel the anaesthetic was left too long before the first injection.”

10 / 10
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Cat June 15, 2020

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “I have been getting Eylea injections for about 18 months, the right eye cleared up immediately but it took months to clear up the left eye. They are both dry now and the doctor extended injection time to every 3 months, however, now the dry macular degeneration has gotten worse with distorted vision, can't read with the left eye. Doctor wants to increase injections to every month in the left eye but I'm afraid, read this could increase progression of the dry macular degeneration. Has this happened to anyone else.”

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Joy-C · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 28, 2019

Eylea (aflibercept) for Diabetic Macular Edema: “Been receiving eye injections for 5 years; Eylea for the past 1 1/2 years. Recently checked the Eylea website to determine side effects. From the beginning of my Eylea treatments, I've experienced difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, swelling of the eyelids; which have increasingly gotten worse, coupled with other complications. Because I was unaware of these side effects; I have had numerous costly and invasive tests and procedures by a pulmonologist and cardiologist; that indicated no problems associated with lungs or heart. Fast forward, to the present; my records of Eylea injections correlate with breathing difficulties. I had no idea this medication put my health in jeopardy.”

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Bunny November 26, 2019

Eylea (aflibercept) for Diabetic Retinopathy: “Genius Scientist Needed! I am scared to death to allow needle injections into my eye. Someone must create special drops for the Eylea medication! Needle injections are barbaric, inhumane and dangerous! Scientists, please help!”

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Desert Rat · Taken for less than 1 month October 27, 2020

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “I am 75 year old male and have been taking Avastin shots once a month for about a year. Avastin stabilized my eye but my vision did not improve. I have had one lot of Eylea and one day out I can see an improvement. Straight lines such as a door jam are much less wavy (you know what I am talking about). So I am hopeful about this new drug.”

9 / 10
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Teresa · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 23, 2020

Eylea (aflibercept) for Diabetic Macular Edema: “My primary doctor ignored all the warning signs I was having with my vision until it was almost too late! He never once in 4 years sent me to an opthomologist for testing. By the time he did, I was on the verge of losing my eye sight! I was to go immediately to a retina specialist or I would be “seeing-eye dog’” blind! After 2 years of monthly injections in both eyes for Diabetic Macular Edema, my retina specialist applied for Eylea! This finally had some positive affect on my vision and cured the right eye. After a total of over 4 years of injections, I still need Eylea injection in the left eye. All in all, finally getting Eylea saved my eye sight ( and having the right doctor) Getting my diabetes under control will also help. I’m anxious to SEE what the coming months reveals.”

9 / 10
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Sandi-San September 23, 2015

Eylea (aflibercept) for Diabetic Macular Edema: “I was receiving Avastin for Diabetic Macular Edema in both eyes, with left eye being the worst of the two. After 4 injections, no improvement, and left eye significantly worse! I was so upset. My doc recommended Eylea to try first in the left eye. It's amazing. Just had second injection today (yeah, they are no picnic, but worth it to see!), and this stuff is awesome. I was reading 3 lines better than with the Avastin! Also, Regeneron has me on a program where I pay only $5 for each injection, so I am mightily happy!”

10 / 10
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fish4fun March 7, 2015

Eylea (aflibercept) for Diabetic Macular Edema: “My husband just completed a 3 year study. He had significant improvement. He was able to read several new lines on the eye chart. Initially when we started we had only hoped to stabilize and prevent further loss of vision. It was a blessing to have so much improvement. The shots do hurt and sometimes cause a very bloodshot eye, better that though than vision loss caused by laser treatment.”

9 / 10
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Hanem · Taken for less than 1 month October 7, 2015

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “I am 86 & have Wet Macular Degeneration. I had the 1st injection of eylea into my "good" left eye on Tuesday morning, September 8, 2015. Wednesday night, approximately 36 hours after the 1st injection I had a significant bleed in the injected left eye. I went back to the doctor the next morning who verified the bleed but insisted the eylea did not cause it and that it's lucky I just had the injection. I saw another retina specialist who said that it does happen that people get bleeds after the eylea. When I asked about eylea and infection, he said I'm worried about infection when I already got a bleed. He said I have to way up the risks before further treatment especially because my left eye is the only one with some vision left.”

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NearlyBlind · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 30, 2019

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Edema: “I've had 3 injections with Eylea and my eyesight has improved slightly. The injections are once per month. I was previously on Lucentis or something like that and it was keeping it level, not improving. My 4th will be in a few weeks. My doc is fantastic and I'm only out of pocket $25- after medicare rebate;.”

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KatieG · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 13, 2021

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “This is an update to my October 8 th 2020 entry. The vision in my affected right eye took a dramatic turn in the third week of October. It was like a large black mass in my central vision. I was seen the next day by my retinologist. The scans showed that the “ blister” behind my eye had burst despite treatments. As it was explained to me the remnants of the blister is like a rug being pushed up. It doesn’t go away. This happens in 5-10% of the population where treatments are ineffective. I am still getting treatments every 6 weeks and now worry about my left eye.”

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Sandi-san · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 17, 2015

Eylea (aflibercept) for Diabetic Macular Edema: “Update; after 4 monthly injections of Eylea in my left eye, went for my exam today. DME gone! My doc was amazed and said he was hopeful the Eylea would work, but because my DME was severe, he wasn't sure of the outcome. He says now we just watch the eye and if I need a booster injection down the road we can do that. Starting on my right eye next month. What a great feeling!”

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Deputy Dog · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 28, 2017

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: “Been on off the drug for 18 months, not on any regimented schedule, but as of now I am able to skip a treatment, the same a year ago. But this time I am taking herbs and a more veggie type diet, which for the past 6 month has equated to no longer have hypertension. 116-126/70 etc verses 142-155/90. (depends on when I am checked). Cutting meat and adding Q-10 and Phytosterol complex, some Fish/ Krill oil and garlic helps a lot. I say helps, the aforementioned items are the variable plus stopped using Generic Areds2 and back to the more expensive Brand name Areds2. I have two insurance polices Tricare always turns down claim due to the word injection triggers the non-Ambulatory (Dr Office walk in, not surgical center)”

8 / 10
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