New Treatment for Diabetic Eye Disease

From October 1, 2015, a new treatment for diabetic eye disease will be available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Aflibercept is a type of injection in the eye to treat swelling of the macula part of the retina (diabetic macular edema) which can cause blindness or vision loss if left untreated. This joins another new eye injection Ranibizumab which has recently been available on the PBS since July 1 2015. Please discuss with our retina specialists who will be able to determine if these treatments are appropriate for you.