Beovu has been linked to retinal vasculitis, which is a type of severe eye inflammation that can lead to vision loss and blindness.
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What is the Problem?
Beovu (generic: brolucizumab) is a prescription eye injection for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Unfortunately, Beovu is also linked to vision loss and blindness due to severe inflammation in the retina.
Beovu Side Effects
- Vision loss
- Retinal vasculitis
- Retinal vascular occlusion
- Eye inflammation
- Intraocular inflammation
What Should I Do?
Novartis asks Beovu patients to seek emergency medical care from an ophthalmologist if they experience eye redness, sensitivity to light, eye pain, or vision changes (i.e. blurry vision, increase in “floaters”).
FDA & European Health Officials Add Safety Warnings
In June 2020, Novartis announced that the FDA had approved a label update with warnings about “retinal vasculitis” and “retinal vascular occlusion” from Beovu.
Retina Specialists Report 26 Cases of Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis from Beovu
In February 2020, the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) issued the first warning about reports linking Beovu and severe eye inflammation. By March 27, the group said it was aware of 26 cases of occlusive retinal vasculitis, which can lead to blindness.
More Eye Experts Warn Against Using Beovu
Beovu is the only drug in its class that is linked to a severe, vision-threatening type of eye inflammation called retinal vasculitis.
With other options available for treating age-related macular degeneration, experts are warning doctors not to use Beovu:
“Brolucizumab is not the only drug that can be used for the treatment of eAMD. In the face of the known risk, its use is unwarranted.” – American Journal of Ophthalmology, Is This a 737 Max Moment for Brolucizumab? (May 25, 2020)
Case Report: Woman Loses Vision After 2 Beovu Injections
In August 2020, doctors reported a 77 year-old woman who suffered severe vision loss in her right eye after her second injection of Beovu.
According to the report, she initially noticed blurry vision immediately after her injection with Beovu, but believed it would be temporary. Three weeks later, she returned to the office with a visual acuity of 20/200 OU, which is considered to be severe visual impairment.
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