Recommendation ID

Evidence on the safety and efficacy of artificial iris implant insertion for congenital aniridia is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research. Find out what only in research means on the NICE website.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Research 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.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Artificial iris insertion for congenital 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