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BOSU report shows patients losing sight to follow-up appointment delays

This research, conducted through the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU), found patients suffering permanent and severe visual loss due to health service initiated delays1.  The research involving all UK consultant ophthalmologists, showed that up to 22 patients per month may be losing vision by such delays. These patients are from a vulnerable social group with chronic conditions requiring long-term routine follow-up such as glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.