3 Further information

3.1 The Committee will wait for the results of the current randomised controlled trial (TTT4CNV, co-ordinated at the New England Eye Centre, Tufts University School of Medicine, USA) and reconsider the procedure following its publication.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
May 2004

Sources of evidence

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

'Interventional procedure overview of transpupillary thermotherapy for age-related macular degeneration', December 2002.

Information for patients

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