Recommendation ID

Evidence on the safety and efficacy of artificial iris implant insertion for acquired aniridia is limited in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent, and audit or research. Find out what special arrangements mean on the NICE website.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

1.2Clinicians wishing to do artificial iris implant insertion for acquired aniridia should:

1.3The procedure should only be done by ophthalmic surgeons with appropriate experience and training.

1.4Research 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.

1.5NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Artificial iris insertion for acquired aniridia
Date issued
July 2020

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? Yes  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 01/07/2020