1.1 Evidence on the safety and efficacy of artificial iris implant insertion for congenital aniridia is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research. Find out what only in research means on the NICE website.
1.2 Research could include the use of observational data from cohort studies or high-quality case series. Studies should report details of patient selection and the type of implant used. Outcomes should include quality of life and other patient-reported outcomes.
1.3 NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.