Recommendation ID
Further research is recommended to resolve uncertainties about the cost effectiveness of fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for the treatment of chronic diabetic macular oedema. This should focus on a group of patients whose condition is unresponsive to other available therapies, and include measures of efficacy and health-related quality of life. Research should focus on identifying appropriate utility values, taking into account the utility values for different levels of visual acuity and the relative relationship in utility values from treating the best-seeing and the worse-seeing eye. The appropriateness of generalising utility values from one group of eye conditions to another group would also be of value.
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Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for treating chronic diabetic macular oedema after an inadequate response to prior therapy
Date issued
November 2013

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 19/12/2013