Treating neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is also used for treating a type of eye problem known as macular edema that is caused by certain problems (eg, diabetes, retinal vein occlusion [RVO]). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Lucentis is a selective vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonist. It works by decreasing the growth of certain cells in the eye. It also helps to keep blood vessels in the eye from leaking and decreases the formation of new blood vessels in the eye. This slows or stops wet AMD and macular edema.
Lucentis is used to treat serious eye conditions such as age related macular degeneration. Lucentis helps prevent decreased vision and possible blindness by altering the amount of blood that reaches the eye.