Medicines

Here you will find the recommendations we have made about the use of individual medicines in Lancashire.

Dexamethasone implant

Brand: Ozurdex®
NICE TA: 460
Indication: Treating non-infectious uveitis (NICE TA460)
Disease category: Eye
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: Yes

Background

Dexamethasone intravitreal implant is recommended as an option for treating non-infectious uveitis in the posterior segment of the eye in adults, only if there is:

•active disease (that is, current inflammation in the eye) and
•worsening vision with a risk of blindness.

Recommendation

LMMG recommendation: Red
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Reason for decision:  Specialist medicine

Supporting documents:

NICE TA460 - Adalimumab and dexamethasone for treating non-infectious uveitis

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups:

NHS Blackburn With Darwen CCG and NHS East Lancashire CCG NHS Blackpool CCG NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG and NHS Greater Preston CCG NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG NHS Morecambe Bay CCG NHS West Lancashire CCG

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red