What has NICE said?

What has NICE said?

Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implants are recommended as a possible treatment for people with chronic diabetic macular oedema who have an artificial lens in their eye if:

  • the implant is used in the eye with the artificial lens and

  • their diabetic macular oedema has not got better with other treatments.

What does this mean for me?

If you have chronic diabetic macular oedema and your doctor thinks that fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant is the right treatment, you should be able to have the treatment on the NHS.

Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implants should be available on the NHS within 3 months of the guidance being issued.

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