Aflibercept comes as an injection that is given directly in the eye by a healthcare provider. It is administered once every four or eight weeks. Your individual dosage of aflibercept will vary based on the condition being treated. Try to keep all of your appointments to receive this injection.
An Introduction to Your Dosage of AfliberceptThe dose of aflibercept (Eylea™) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the condition being treated. Do not intentionally adjust the frequency of your doses (by missing appointments or scheduling them too soon), unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Aflibercept Dosing Guidelines for Wet Macular DegenerationThe recommended aflibercept dose for macular degeneration treatment is 2 mg (0.05 mL) injected into the eye once a month (about every 28 days) for the first 12 doses. After that, the doses can be given once every eight weeks.
If only one of your eyes has macular degeneration, you will receive a dose just in that eye. If both of your eyes are affected, you will receive a dose in each eye.
Aflibercept Dosage for Macular Edema After Retinal Vein OcclusionThe recommended dose of aflibercept for macular edema due to central retinal vein occlusion is 2 mg (0.05 mL) injected into the eye once a month (about every 28 days).
If only one of your eyes has macular edema, you will receive a dose just in that eye. If both of your eyes are affected, you will receive a dose in each eye.
General Information on Receiving AfliberceptSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with aflibercept include the following:
- Aflibercept is injected into the eye.
- Your eye(s) will be cleansed to prevent infection, and your eye(s) will be numbed before the injection. While you should feel no pain, you may feel a little pressure.
- If both eyes are to be treated, your healthcare provider must use two vials of aflibercept.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or aflibercept dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.