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11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular diagnostic and peri-operative preparations and photodynamic treatment
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular diagnostic preparations
Fluorescein Sodium (Eye drops, injection)
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11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular peri-operative drugs
Acetylcholine Chloride (Miochol-E)
(for intraocular irrigation)
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Apraclonidine (Iopidine)
(eye drops)
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Apraclonidine 0.5% eye drops - short-term adjunctive therapy of chronic glaucoma in patients on maximally tolerated medical therapy who require additional intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction to delay laser treatment or glaucoma surgery.


Apraclonidine 1% single dose - to control or prevent post surgical elevations in intraocular pressure that occur in patients after anterior segment laser surgery.

 
   
Balanced salt solution
(for irrigation)
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Bromfenac (Yellox)
(eye drops)
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Ketorolac (Acular)
(eye drops)
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Nepafenac  (Nevanac)
(eye drops)
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Reduction in the risk of postoperative macular oedema associated with cataract surgery in diabetic patients  - full course to be supplied by hospital.

 
   
Sodium hyaluronate 1% in 1ml (Z-Hyalin)
(for intraocular use)
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11.08.02  Expand sub section  Subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation
Aflibercept (Eylea)
(intravitreal injection)
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Link  NICE TA 294 Aflibercept solution for injection for treating wet age‑related macular degeneration
Link  NICE TA 305 Aflibercept for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion
Link  NICE TA 346 Aflibercept for treating diabetic macular oedema
Link  NICE TA 486 Aflibercept for treating choroidal neovascularisation
Link  NICE TA409: Aflibercept for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema after branch retinal vein occlusion
   
Ranibizumab (Lucentis)
(intravitreal injection)
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Link  NICE TA 155 Ranibizumab and pegaptanib for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration
Link  NICE TA 274 Ranibizumab for treating diabetic macular oedema
Link  NICE TA 283 Ranibizumab for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion
Link  NICE TA 298 Ranibizumab for treating choroidal neovascularisation associated with pathological myopia
   
Verteporfin (Visudyne)
(for infusion)
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Link  NICE NG82: Age-related macular degeneration
   
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Vitreomacular traction to top
Ocriplasmin (Jetrea)
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Link  NICE TA 297 Ocriplasmin for treating vitreomacular traction
   
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Diclofenac  (Voltarol Ophtha)

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Flurbiprofen Sodium  (Ocufen®)

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Pegaptanib Sodium  (Macugen)

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High Cost Medicine

Not recommended by NICE in TA 155

 
  
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Scottish Medicines Consortium
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Controlled Drug
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Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
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Status Description

Green

Primary and Secondary Care (unrestricted) may be prescribed by GPs, hospital doctors or other qualified prescribers in primary and secondary care  

Amber Initiation

Amber Initiated: first prescription from specialist, on going supplies from primary care (or when stabilised on therapy).  

Amber Recommended

Amber recommended: first prescription may be supplied by primary care under the advice of a specialist.  

Amber with Shared Care

For initiation within a specialist service followed by ongoing prescribing in primary care according to published shared care guidance  

Red

For initiation and ongoing prescribing in secondary care only. Medicines in this category may be further restricted to use by specific hospital departments only.  

Blue

For prescribing in primary care only  

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