3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has issued guidance on the use of photodynamic therapy for age-related macular degeneration and macular translocation for age-related macular degeneration (replaced by NICE interventional procedure guidance 339, 'Limited macular translocation for wet age-related macular degeneration', and interventional procedure guidance 340, 'Macular translocation with 360┬░ retinotomy for wet age related macular degeneration')

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
March 2004

Sources of evidence

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

'Interventional procedure overview of radiotherapy for macular degeneration', December 2002.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.