Recommendation ID

Evidence on the safety and efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma is inadequate in quality and quantity. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Research should ideally take the form of randomised controlled trials comparing this procedure with standard therapies and should report safety events and long-term outcomes.

NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
High-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma
Date issued
September 2019

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 30/09/2019