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What has NICE said?

What has NICE said?

Ocriplasmin is recommended as a possible treatment for adults with an eye condition called vitreomacular traction who also have:

  • no epiretinal membrane (a thin layer of scar tissue over their retina, the light-sensitive area at the back of the eye) and

  • a hole (up to 400¬†micrometers) in the centre of their retina or

  • severe sight problems.

What does this mean for me?

If you have vitreomacular traction, and your doctor thinks that ocriplasmin is the right treatment, you should be able to have the treatment on the NHS.

Ocriplasmin should be available on the NHS within 3 months of the guidance being issued.

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