2 Information about fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant

Information about fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant

Marketing authorisation indication

Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant (Iluvien, Alimera Sciences) is indicated for 'the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic diabetic macular oedema, (DMO) considered insufficiently responsive to available therapies'.

Dosage in the marketing authorisation

Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant is administered through intravitreal injection. Each implant contains 0.19 mg of fluocinolone acetonide and releases fluocinolone acetonide for up to 36 months.


£5,500 per implant (excluding VAT, BNF online, accessed June 2019).

The company has a commercial arrangement. This makes fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant available to the NHS with a discount and it would have also applied to this indication if the technology had been recommended. The size of the discount is commercial in confidence.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)