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Information about LUCENTIS and its range of ophthalmic indications.

LUCENTIS is an anti-VEGF with a broad range of ophthalmic indications1

LUCENTIS is approved for the following indications1:


Image showing the range of indications for LUCENTIS

LUCENTIS specifically targets VEGF-A to inhibit neovascularisation1–3

VEGF-A plays a key role in the angiogenic cascade, leading to neovascularisation and increased permeability.4–12

Diagram showing how LUCENTIS targets VEGF-A in the angiogenic cascade


LUCENTIS 0.5 mg is indicated in adults for:

  • The treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • The treatment of visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema (DMO)
  • The treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR)
  • The treatment of visual impairment due to macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (branch RVO or central RVO)
  • The treatment of visual impairment due to choroidal neovascularisation (CNV).

LUCENTIS 0.2 mg is indicated in preterm infants for:

  • The treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) with zone I (stage 1+, 2+, 3 or 3+), zone II (stage 3+) or AP-ROP (aggressive posterior ROP) disease.


AMD, age-related macular degeneration; AP-ROP, aggressive posterior ROP; BRVO, branch retinal vein occlusion; CNV, choroidal neovascularisation; CRVO, central retinal vein occlusion; DMO, diabetic macular oedema; PDR, proliferative diabetic retinopathy; ROP, retinopathy of prematurity; RVO, retinal vein occlusion; VEGF, vascular endothelial growth factor.


  1. LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab) Summary of Product Characteristics, July 2020.
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  11. Kurihara T et al. eLife 2016;5:e14319.
  12. Arden GB et al. Curr Diabetes Rev 2011;7(5):291–304.
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