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NICE Consultation on draft guideline on Glaucoma: diagnosis and management

This draft guideline and its supporting evidence are now out for consultation. It is a valuable opportunity to ensure that the guideline considers issues important to you and your patients. The consultation page has all the information and documents you need to comment. The update includes new recommendations for treatment for people with ocular hypertension

Glaucoma, Isolation and Kindness: the role opthamologists play in creating a brighter world 

We asked Professor Peter Shah (BSc (Hons), MB ChB, FRCOphth, FRCP Edin, MA (Distinction), Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Institute for Glaucoma Research, Institute of Translational Medicine, UHB. Visiting Professor at University College London, Honorary Professor of Glaucoma, Centre for Health & Social Care Improvement, University of Wolverhampton and

RCOphth President responds to HSIB report on lack of timely monitoring for patients with glaucoma

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists would like to thank the patient who was willing to participate in important investigations, such as this report carried out by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) despite the devastating impact on her quality of life as a result of her sight loss. The hospital investigated is not identified in

NICE publishes serious eye disorders quality standard

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists supports the quality standard but believes the implementation will be challenging for the overwhelmed hospital eye service.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first quality standard looking at serious eye disorders, covering the diagnosis and management of cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

NICE press release: People at low risk of developing glaucoma can avoid unnecessary referrals

NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – has updated its guidance on the diagnosis and management of chronic open angle glaucoma (COAG). The new guideline now includes a section on what tests should be carried out by primary eye care professionals to determine if referral to a specialist is necessary. This