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What is Lucentis (ranibizumab)?

Lucentis (ranibizumab) is a prescription medication that is used to treat neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Wet AMD usually affects people who are older than age 50 and causes vision loss in the central area of the eye. Lucentis works by stopping blood vessel growth that causes wet AMD and is given by a doctor through a shot in the eye once a month. This medication can help restore vision in people with wet AMD.

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