About the Disease

Macular Edema is an accumulation of fluid in the macula—part of the retina that controls our most detailed vision abilities—due to leaking blood vessels. Macular edema is most often associated to diabetic retinopathy, a disease that damages the blood vessels in the retina, resulting in vision impairment. Left untreated, these blood vessels begin to build up pressure in the eye and leak fluid, causing blurry vision, floaters, double vision, and eventually blindness.

 

Two different clinical types of macular edema have been identified.

Focal DME

Result of abnormalities in the blood vessels in the eye

Diffuse DME

Result of widening/swelling retinal capillaries

About our Patient Care

Our dedicated Care Team will work with the physician's office and insurance on a patient's behalf so that our patients have more time to focus on their treatment and quality of life. We are here to listen, provide

counseling on treatment, including side-effect management, and assist with sourcing third-party financial assistance.

As part of treatment, we provide:

Dedicated Care Team

We provide prescribers and patients with a dedicated care team for each of our disease state programs. This includes a primary pharmacy contact, clinical education, side-effects management, scheduled refill calls, and a direct phone, fax and email address.

In-Home Patient- and Family-Centric Care

We administer a nationwide nursing network, allowing patients to pursue in-home treatment or receive training on self-administrated drugs. Our nurses are ideally positioned to establish a partnership with patients and their families in order to provide clinical education and coaching that strengthen the patient's capacity to achieve therapy goals.

Shipping and Coordination of Care

We provide free overnight delivery of medications and necessary medical supplies and manage the coordination of care between prescribers, sites of care, nurses and patients to ensure dispenses and drug delivery align with the date and location of service.

Financial Assistance

We successfully identify and assist enrolling patients into any and all manufacturer co-pay and foundation support programs in order to minimize a potential financial burden to patients given the high-cost of specialty medications.

24/7/365 Access to a Pharmacist

We provide prescribers and patients access to a pharmacist 24/7/365 to ensure patients are always cared for.

Supported Treatments

Iluvien (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant)

Brand Name | Iluvien

Manufacturer | Alimera Sciences

Route of Administration | Intravitreal implant

Approved Indication | Treatment of macular edema in patients who have been previously treated with a course of corticosteroids and did not have a clinically significant rise in intraocular pressure.

Self-Administration | No

Product Website | www.iluvien.com

Partnering with Prescribers

Licensed prescribers can submit a completed enrollment form directly to our Admission team. We will begin the process and communicate with your office every step of the way.

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