1 Guidance

1 Guidance

1.1 Ranibizumab is recommended as an option for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema:

  • following central retinal vein occlusion or

  • following branch retinal vein occlusion only if treatment with laser photocoagulation has not been beneficial, or when laser photocoagulation is not suitable because of the extent of macular haemorrhage and

  • only if the manufacturer provides ranibizumab with the discount agreed in the patient access scheme revised in the context of NICE technology appraisal guidanceĀ 274.

1.2 People currently receiving ranibizumab 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)