Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Implant for Treating Chronic Diabetic Macular Oedema after an Inadequate Response to Prior Therapy (TA301 [Rapid Review of TA271])

Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 301

Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NOTE: This guidance replaces ‘NICE technology appraisal guidance 271’ issued in January 2013.

1. Guidance

1.1 Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant is recommended as an option for treating chronic diabetic macular oedema that is insufficiently responsive to available therapies only if:

  • the implant is to be used in an eye with an intraocular (pseudophakic) lens and
  • the manufacturer provides fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant with the discount agreed in the patient access scheme.

The guidance shown above constitutes Section 1 of the full document. A copy of the full document and a summary of the evidence is available on the Internet at http://guidance.nice.org.uk/TA301

This guidance represents the view of the Institute which was arrived at after careful consideration of the available evidence. Health professionals are expected to fully take it into account when exercising their clinical judgement. This guidance does not, however, override the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate decisions in the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.

© Copyright National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. All rights reserved. This material may be freely reproduced for educational and not for profit purposes within the NHS. No reproduction by or for commercial organisations is permitted without the express written permission of the Institute.

Enquiries concerning the guidance should be addressed to: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NA. email: nice@nice.org.uk

Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for treating chronic diabetic macular oedema after an inadequate response to prior therapy (rapid review of Technology Appraisal Guidance 271).

Issue Date: November 2013


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