Izervay What To Expect
Plan your visit

Plan your visit

Schedule your appointment

Proactively schedule your injection appointments based on your doctor’s recommendations.

Arrange transportation

Consider arranging for someone to drive you to and from your appointment, if needed.

Prepare for treatment
Your doctor will clean and numb your eye to help reduce discomfort.
The injection procedure usually takes a few seconds. You may feel pressure in the eye, but little to no pain.
You may experience some blurry vision, an increase in eye pressure, and/or mild irritation.

It’s important to follow your doctor’s post treatment care instructions.

To receive the full benefit of IZERVAY, you should follow your doctor’s recommendation for continuous treatment.

GA Follow Up
Follow up
Schedule your next appointment
Make sure you schedule your next appointment for treatment with your doctor before leaving the office.
Monitor your progress
Check in with your doctor regularly to monitor your progress with IZERVAY. Keep track and talk to your doctor about any changes you notice to your vision.
Find support and resources
Learn about programs that can help support you through treatment and organizations that can help you connect with others with GA.
Getting started
Ask your doctor how you can work together to help slow GA progression with IZERVAY

Here are some questions you can ask your doctor at your next visit:

  • Is my GA progressing?
  • How might IZERVAY help slow my GA progression?
  • How can we work together on my treatment plan?
  • What kinds of support resources are available to me as I start treatment?

Stay supported through treatment

Get resources for financial assistance, educational programs, and advocacy organizations for people with GA.


What is IZERVAY?

IZERVAY (avacincaptad pegol intravitreal solution) is a prescription eye injection, used to treat geographic atrophy (GA), the advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

What is the most important information I should know about IZERVAY?
Do NOT receive IZERVAY if you:
  • Have an infection in or around your eye
  • Have active swelling in or around your eye that may include pain and redness
IZERVAY can cause serious side effects:
  • Eye injections like the one for IZERVAY can cause an eye infection (endophthalmitis) or separation of layers of the retina (retinal detachment).
  • Call your healthcare provider right away if you have redness of the eye, eye pain, increased discomfort, worsening eye redness, blurred or decreased vision, an increased number of small specks floating in your vision, flashes of light, or increased sensitivity to light.
  • There is a risk of developing wet AMD with IZERVAY. You should report any symptoms (visual distortions such as straight lines seeming bent, deterioration in vision, dark spots, loss of central vision) to your healthcare provider to monitor.
  • IZERVAY may cause a temporary increase in eye pressure within minutes after the injection. Your healthcare provider will monitor this after each injection.
Before receiving IZERVAY tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions including if you:
  • Have a history of seeing flashes of light or small specks floating in your vision and if you have a sudden increase of size and number of these specks.
  • Have high pressure in the eye or if you have glaucoma.
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
  • Are taking any medications, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Tell your healthcare provider about any medicine you take.
What should I avoid while receiving IZERVAY?
  • 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 of IZERVAY?
  • Blood in the white of the eye
  • Increase in eye pressure
  • Blurred vision
  • Wet age-related macular degeneration

These are not all the possible side effects of IZERVAY. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. To request medical information or to report an adverse event or product complaint, please call 1-800-727-7003 or send an email to medinfo.americas@astellas.com.

Please see full Prescribing Information for more information.