1 Guidance

1 Guidance

1.1

Ranibizumab is recommended as an option for treating visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema only if:

  • the eye has a central retinal thickness of 400¬†micrometres or more at the start of treatment and

  • the manufacturers of ranibizumab (branded or biosimilar) provide it at a discount level no lower than the discount agreed in the patient access scheme.

1.2

People currently receiving ranibizumab for treating visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema whose disease does not meet the criteria in 1.1 should be able to continue treatment until they and their clinician consider it appropriate to stop.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)