PATIENT PROFILES

Patient Profiles

For patients like these, treating wet AMD may be complicated

*Not actual patient.

Lee: Marketing consultant, 68

Not an actual patient.


  • Diagnosed with wet AMD 7 years ago
  • After loading, began anti-VEGF maintenance
  • BCVA has remained stable on anti-VEGF therapy: Around 65 letters throughout treatment
  • IRF and SRF present with CST measured at 400 μm

Lee wants less frequent injections
and to maintain his vision

Lee wants less frequent injections
and to maintain his vision

Claire: Retired editor, 79

Not an actual patient.


  • Diagnosed with wet AMD 4 years ago
  • On anti-VEGF maintenance for more than 3 years
  • BCVA: 64 letters at start of treatment
  • IRF and SRF present with CST measured at 390 μm

Claire wants longer intervals that help
maintain her vision and fluid

Claire wants longer intervals that help
maintain her vision and fluid

Genevieve: Retired art teacher, 75

Not an actual patient.


  • Diagnosed with wet AMD 1 year ago and immediately began an anti-VEGF
  • Currently on anti-VEGF maintenance
  • BCVA has improved slightly on anti-VEGF therapy: 63 letters at start of treatment and is currently at 65 letters
  • IRF and SRF present with CST measured at 460 μm

Genevieve wants longer intervals
and managed fluid

Genevieve wants longer intervals
and managed fluid

AMD=age-related macular degeneration; anti-VEGF=anti-vascular endothelial growth factor; BCVA=best corrected visual acuity; CST=central subfield thickness; IRF=intraretinal fluid; SRF=subretinal fluid.

All patients enrolled in HAWK & HARRIER were treatment naive.


INDICATIONS AND USAGE

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

BEOVU® (brolucizumab-dbll) injection is indicated for the treatment of Neovascular (Wet) Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME).

CONTRAINDICATIONS

BEOVU is contraindicated in patients with ocular or periocular infections, active intraocular inflammation, or known hypersensitivity to brolucizumab or any of the excipients in BEOVU. Hypersensitivity reactions may manifest as rash, pruritus, urticaria, erythema, or severe intraocular inflammation.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Endophthalmitis and Retinal Detachment

Intravitreal injections, including those with BEOVU, have been associated with endophthalmitis and retinal detachment. Proper aseptic injection techniques must always be used when administering BEOVU. Patients should be instructed to report any symptoms suggestive of endophthalmitis or retinal detachment without delay and should be managed appropriately.

Retinal Vasculitis and/or Retinal Vascular Occlusion

Retinal vasculitis and/or retinal vascular occlusion, typically in the presence of intraocular inflammation, have been reported with the use of BEOVU. These immune-mediated adverse events may occur following the first intravitreal injection. Discontinue treatment with BEOVU in patients who develop these events. Patients treated with BEOVU who experience intraocular inflammation may be at risk of developing retinal vasculitis and/or retinal vascular occlusion and should be closely monitored. Patients should be instructed to report any change in vision without delay.

Increase in Intraocular Pressure

Acute increases in intraocular pressure (IOP) have been seen within 30 minutes of intravitreal injection, including with BEOVU. Sustained IOP increases have also been reported. Both IOP and perfusion of the optic nerve head must be monitored and managed appropriately.

Thromboembolic Events

Although there was a low rate of arterial thromboembolic events (ATEs) observed in the BEOVU clinical trials, there is a potential risk of ATEs following intravitreal use of VEGF inhibitors. Arterial thromboembolic events are defined as nonfatal stroke, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or vascular death (including deaths of unknown cause). The ATE rate in the two controlled 96-week neovascular AMD (nAMD) studies (HAWK and HARRIER) during the first 96-weeks was 4.5% (33 of 730) in the pooled brolucizumab arms compared with 4.7% (34 of 729) in the pooled aflibercept arms.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

Serious adverse reactions, including endophthalmitis, retinal detachment, retinal vasculitis and/or retinal vascular occlusion, increases in intraocular pressure, and arterial thromboembolic events, have occurred following intravitreal injections with BEOVU.

The most common adverse events (≥5% of patients) reported in nAMD clinical studies (HAWK and HARRIER) in patients who received BEOVU were vision blurred, cataract, conjunctival hemorrhage, vitreous floaters, and eye pain. The most common adverse event (≥5% of patients) reported in DME clinical studies (KITE and KESTREL) in patients who received BEOVU was conjunctival hemorrhage.

In a clinical study (MERLIN), patients with nAMD who received BEOVU every 4-week maintenance dosing experienced a higher incidence of intraocular inflammation (including retinal vasculitis) and retinal vascular occlusion than patients who received BEOVU every 8- or 12-week maintenance dosing in the clinical studies (HAWK and HARRIER). The interval between 2 BEOVU doses during maintenance treatment should not be less than 8 weeks.

As with all therapeutic proteins, there is a potential for an immune response in patients treated with BEOVU. Anti-brolucizumab antibodies were detected in the pre-treatment sample of 36% to 64% of treatment-naive patients. After initiation of dosing, anti-brolucizumab antibodies were detected in at least one serum sample in 53% to 76% of patients treated with BEOVU. Intraocular inflammation was observed in 6% of patients with anti-brolucizumab antibodies detected during dosing with BEOVU in clinical trials. Retinal vasculitis and/or retinal vascular occlusion, typically in the presence of intraocular inflammation, are immune-mediated adverse events related to exposure to BEOVU. This treatment-emergent antibody response may develop following the first intravitreal injection. Anti-brolucizumab antibodies were not associated with an impact on clinical efficacy.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

BEOVU® (brolucizumab-dbll) injection is indicated for the treatment of Neovascular (Wet) Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME).

Please see full Prescribing Information for BEOVU.