In March 2020 Inceptua licensed the global commercial rights of Jetrea from Oxurion NV.
Jetrea contains the active substance ocriplasmin. Jetrea is used to treat adults with an eye disease called vitreomacular traction (VMT), including when it is associated with a small hole in the macula (central part of the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye).
VMT is caused by traction resulting from a persistent attachment of the vitreous humour (jelly-like material in the back of the eye) to the macula. The macula provides central vision that is needed for everyday tasks such as driving, reading and recognising faces. VMT can cause symptoms such as distorted or decreased vision. When the disease progresses the traction may eventually result in the formation of a hole in the macula (called a macular hole).
Jetrea works by separating the vitreous humour from the macula, and helping to close the macular hole if one is present, which may decrease the symptoms caused by VMT.
The medicine can only be obtained with a prescription.
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