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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular diagnostic and peri-operative preparations and photodynamic treatment
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular diagnostic preparations
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular peri-operative drugs
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation
Aflibercept intravitreal injection
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High Cost Medicine
Approved as per NICE technology appraisal guidance 
Link  NICE TA294: Macular degeneration (wet age-related) - aflibercept
Link  NICE TA305: Aflibercept for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion
Link  NICE TA346: Aflibercept for treating diabetic macular oedema
Link  NICE TA409: Aflibercept for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema after branch retinal vein occlusion
Link  NICE TA486: Aflibercept for treating choroidal neovascularisation
   
Ranibizumab intravitreal injection
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Red
High Cost Medicine
 
Link  NICE TA155: Ranibizumab and pegaptanib for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration
Link  NICE TA274: Macular oedema (diabetic) - ranibizumab
Link  NICE TA283: Macular oedema (retinal vein occlusion) - ranibizumab: guidance
Link  NICE TA298: Choroidal neovascularisation (pathological myopia) - ranibizumab
   
Verteporfin injection
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Red
High Cost Medicine
 
Link  NICE TA68: Guidance on the use of photodynamic therapy for age-related macular degeneration
   
Verteporfin injection
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High Cost Medicine
Approved off-label use: Treatment of chronic central serous chorio-retinopathy (CSC) Restricted to Consultant Specialists in medical retinal disease 
   
Bevacizumab intravitreal injection (1.25 mg in 0.05 mL)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red
Approved for:
  • Neovascular glaucoma
  • Rubeosis iridis (iris neovascularisation) not responding to conventional treatment
  • Use prior to vitrectomy surgery in severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy  
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    Scottish Medicines Consortium
    Cytotoxic Drug
    Cytotoxic Drug
    CD
    Controlled Drug
    High Cost Medicine
    High Cost Medicine
    Cancer Drugs Fund
    Cancer Drugs Fund
    NHSE
    NHS England
    Homecare
    Homecare
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    CCG

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    Red

    Specialist or hospital prescribing only. The responsibility for prescribing, monitoring, dose adjustment and review should remain with the specialist or hospital. In very exceptional circumstances a specialist may discuss individual patient need for a RED drug to be prescribed by a GP and the GP should consider informing the Medicines Management team before a decision is made to prescribe for individual patients.   

    Amber 1

    Treatment can be initiated in primary care after a recommendation from an appropriate specialist  

    Amber 2

    Specialist initiation followed by maintenance prescribing in primary care  

    Amber 3

    Specialist initiation with ongoing monitoring required. After dose stabilisation GPs can be requested to take over prescribing responsibilities using the approved APC shared care documentation  

    Green

    Specialist and non-specialist initiation  

    Grey

    Not recommended for prescribing  

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