3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has published interventional procedures guidance on photorefractive (laser) surgery for the correction of refractive errors.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
July 2007

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of corneal implants for the correction of refractive error', November 2006.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information describing its guidance on this procedure for patients and their carers ('Understanding NICE guidance'). It explains the nature of the procedure and the decision made, and has been written with patient consent in mind.