Specialty Drug


OCRIPLASMIN is an injectable medicine for the eye. It is used to treat vitreomacular adhesion with symptoms. Compare VEGF antibodies.

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What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Regular eye exams will be needed while you are being treated with this medicine.

Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you have any change in your eyesight.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Bloody eyes

blurred vision or other change in vision

decreased vision

eye pain

redness of the eye

seeing flashes or sparks of light

sensitivity of the eye to light


Less common

Change in color vision

difficulty seeing at night

eye discomfort

loss of vision

seeing floating spots before the eyes, or a veil or curtain appearing across part of vision

throbbing pain

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

Dry eyes

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

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

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