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Downloadable Resources

Take advantage of these downloadable resources to help you stay on track with your treatment.

PATIENT BROCHURE

DME patient brochure image

The patient brochure contains important information about DME and VABYSMO to help you get the most out of your treatment.

AMSLER GRID

Amsler Grid

An Amsler grid is a simple test that can help you monitor your vision at home. It is used to check whether you see blurry, distorted, or wavy lines, missing corners, and dark or blank spots.


Support Organizations

These organizations offer information and support for people living with diabetic macular edema (DME).

Prevent Blindness logo

Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization, dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight. Prevent Blindness promotes access to eye care, education, empowerment, and support for those with vision loss due to eye disease.


Fighting Blindness logo

Established in 1971, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is the world’s leading organization committed to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases.


JDRF

JDRF is leading the fight against type 1 diabetes (T1D) by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D.


This information is provided as a resource for you. We do not endorse or show preference for any particular organization. The organizations in this list are not the only ones that might be able to help you.



What is VABYSMO?

VABYSMO (faricimab-svoa) is a prescription medicine given by injection into the eye, used to treat adults with Neovascular (Wet) Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME).

Do not receive VABYSMO if you:

  • have an infection in or around your eye. 
  • have active swelling around your eye that may include pain and redness. 
  • are allergic to VABYSMO or any of the ingredients in VABYSMO.

What is the most important information I should know about VABYSMO?

  • Injections like the one for VABYSMO can cause an eye infection (endophthalmitis) or separation of layers of the retina (retinal detachment). Call your healthcare provider right away if you have increasing eye pain, vision loss, sensitivity to light, or redness in the white of the eye.
  • VABYSMO may cause a temporary increase in pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure), which occurs 60 minutes after the injection. 
  • Although not common, VABYSMO patients have had serious, sometimes fatal, problems related to blood clots, such as heart attacks or strokes (thromboembolic events). In clinical studies for wet AMD during the first year, 7 out of 664 patients treated with VABYSMO reported such an event. In DME studies during the first year, 25 out of 1,262 patients treated with VABYSMO reported such an event.

Before receiving VABYSMO, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Based on how VABYSMO interacts with your body, there may be a potential risk to your unborn baby. You should use birth control before your first injection, during your treatment with VABYSMO, and for 3 months after your last dose of VABYSMO. 
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if VABYSMO passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive VABYSMO.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

What should I avoid while receiving VABYSMO? 

  • Your vision may be impaired after receiving an eye injection or after an eye exam; do not drive or use machinery until your vision has recovered sufficiently.  

What are the most common side effects with VABYSMO?

  • The most common side effect with VABYSMO was blood on the white of the eye (conjunctival hemorrhage).
  • These are not all the possible side effects of VABYSMO. 

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555

Please see the VABYSMO full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety Information.