Your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) administers the Lucentis® directly to your eye in an outpatient procedure. Before the procedure, your Eye M.D. will clean your eye to prevent infection and will use an anesthetic to numb your eye. The drug is then placed in the back of your eye with a very fine needle, passed through the white part of your eye. Generally, you do not see the needle itself. You may receive multiple Lucentis injections over the course of many months. Repeat treatments are often needed for continued benefit.