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User Reviews for Aflibercept ophthalmic

Also known as: Eylea

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Condition Avg. Ratings Reviews Compare
Diabetic Macular Edema
6 reviews 4 medications
Macular Degeneration
9 reviews 4 medications
Macular Edema
2 reviews 11 medications
Summary of Aflibercept reviews 6.6 17 reviews

Reviews for Aflibercept

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."

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."

Fuzzy · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 18, 2018

For Macular Degeneration: "Got my first injection 8 weeks ago. Felt burning sensation in my eyes after injection in both. Eye drops alleviated that sensation. Have had days that my eyesight is blurry and find that the sun and some lighting is bothersome. Will get my next injection this Friday. Was not told what I was being injected with or any possible side effects. Am willing to try it for awhile, but hope that I get over the blurring and floater part."

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

Eylea (aflibercept) for : "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"

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."

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."

Typ1Diabetic January 30, 2018

Eylea (aflibercept) for Diabetic Macular Edema: "Amazing improvement. But booster injections needed periodically."

Ayda · Taken for less than 1 month August 4, 2017

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Edema: "My first dose but I do not see any improvement"

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)"

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."

Ron Chatfield · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 11, 2016

Eylea (aflibercept) for Macular Degeneration: "My original indication of Macular degeneration was distortion of vertical lines . After six injections; these distortions have improved significantly. I am very optimistic this process is working"

Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 22, 2016

Eylea (aflibercept) for Diabetic Macular Edema: "In a one year period, had 9 injections of Eylea . There is still swelling in my eyes."

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!"

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."

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!"

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."

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."

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."


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