Symptomatic VMA treatment options
In the past, many eye care professionals chose to “watch and wait” to see whether the condition would go away on its own, which may sometimes occur, or they performed surgery.
JETREA® (ocriplasmin) Intravitreal Injection, 2.5 mg/mL:
A nonsurgical treatment option
JETREA is the first and only FDA-approved
nonsurgical treatment option for symptomatic VMA.14
- Intravitreal injection—or injection into the vitreous of the eye—is a common way to deliver medication for eye conditions14
- Alternative to surgery – injection takes a couple of minutes to administer
While JETREA does not work in everyone, it has been shown to be effective in causing the pulling on the macula to release.8,14 Your eye care professional will typically know within the first 7 days if JETREA has been effective.8,14
Speak to your eye care professional to see if an intravitreal injection is right for you and what you can expect from the injection. The intravitreal injection procedure may have associated effects inside the injected eye, such as inflammation, bleeding, or increased pressure.14
JETREA has been known to be effective and safe in many patients.8,14,15
Surgical treatment option
If your condition worsens, your physician may recommend a surgery called vitrectomy, a procedure that manually releases the macula’s attachment to the vitreous.
What to expect after JETREA treatment
As with any treatment, there may be a potential for side effects. Common side effects may include flashes of light in your vision, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, floaters that appear in your line of vision, or eye pain.14
Side effects may vary from person to person. Remember to report any symptoms or discomfort to your eye care professional as soon as possible.
Your eye care
professional can provide
you with more information
about the results you may
experience from treatment
- Flashes of light Flashes of light or brightness in your vision
- Floaters Small spots drifting or casting shadows in your field of vision
- Decreased visual acuity Blurry or less clear images
In the days following JETREA administration, seek immediate care from an eye care professional if you experience the following side effects:
Temporary visual impairment may occur, so do not drive or operate heavy machinery until it has stopped.
Ask your eye care professional about whether JETREA is right for you.
Also learn if you may qualify for financial coverage for JETREA through the JETREA CARE® program.