The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on corneal implants for the correction of refractive error.


Short-sightedness is the inability to see clearly at a distance. Eyesight can usually be corrected by wearing spectacles or contact lenses. The insertion of clear plastic implants into the cornea is an interventional procedure aiming to restore eyesight in short-sightedness.

Coding and clinical classification codes for this guidance.