Beovu® In San Diego, CA
Beovu® is an injectable treatment that can slow the progression of and treat wet age-related macular degeneration. The board-certified ophthalmologists at American Eye Associates and California Retina Associates are dedicated to ensuring you can see clearly and live comfortably with the most up-to-date diagnostic services and treatments. We are proud to offer Beovu® to men and women in San Diego, Chula Vista, and the neighboring communities of Imperial County, California.
Brolucizumab, brand named Beovu®, is the newest drug to help treat wet AMD. The FDA approved Beovu® in 2019 as another angiogenesis inhibitor. Beovu® joins Eylea®, Lucentis®, and Macugen® as drugs to help inhibit development of abnormal blood vessels. Another drug, Avastin®, has been approved by the FDA to inhibit blood vessel growth in colorectal and other cancers. It has been used off-label to treat wet AMD.
What is Brolucizumab (Beovu®)?
Beovu® is an injection given in the vitreous of the eye. It is the only anti-VEGF drug recommended in up to three-month dosing intervals in eligible patients. This compares to the other anti-VEGF drugs being given every 4-6 weeks.
Is Beovu® safe? What are the Side Effects?
The most common side effects reported with Beovu® include blurred vision, cataract, broken blood vessels in the eye, vitreous floaters, and eye pain. Rare but serious side effects include eye irritation, eye inflammation, retinal detachment, increased eye pressure, and blood clots in blood vessels.
At American Eye Associates and California Retina Associates, we offer a wide range of cutting-edge treatments, expert surgical techniques, and the latest diagnostic services that will help you live your most healthy and comfortable life. We are happy to offer ophthalmology services to men and women in San Diego, Chula Vista, and the surrounding areas of Imperial County, California. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with one of our expert ophthalmologists today.