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  • Getting ikervis on the nhs

    How hard is it in the UK to get this on prescription? I have had lower plugs inserted privately but mg eyes and still causing me a lot of pain.

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    I am aqueous deficient. Have a tear break up time of 12 seconds. But low tear production schirmers test score of 2.5mm in the left eye 8mm in the right. My eyes do limit my a lot due to pain and poor vision due to dryness.

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    • #3
      After I had already tried other treatments like plugs, artificial tears, ointments, steroid drops, antibiotic drops I was given Ikervis to try. I think if you can show that you already tried everything else they will be likely to prescribe it, may need to be requested by a consultant e.g opthalmologist. You can see NICE guidelines for prescribing Ikervis here:

      https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ta369
      Sufferer due to Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
      Avatar art by corsariomarcio

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      • #4
        I have tried plugs lower ones. Artificial tears and ointments. Not steroid drops though. Thanks I will read the link you sent me. One problem is though all my treatment so far has been private. I couldn't wait any longer for my gp to refer me.

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        • #5
          HAve been on ikervis for nearly two months and have noticed no difference. Any one else having success with this treatment. I read on the net it is only effective with 15 percent of users. Not good odds

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          • #6
            Is that honestly it 15 percent of users have a positive result on it?

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            • #7
              It was just what one site had written about it

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