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Glaucoma Risk Stratification Tool

  • 01 Jul 2020
  • Professional Standards Committee

The purpose of identifying, treating and monitoring glaucoma is to preserve a sighted lifetime. In the face of high demand and unmet need due to insufficient capacity, and the consequent risk of avoidable blindness from delays in glaucoma care, an agreed mechanism for identification of people at highest risk of sight loss is desirable. The document describes a clinical tool for classification of patients with glaucoma into strata of risk for significant future sight loss and an estimate of resource requirement for managing the patient. The tool was developed collaboratively between the RCOphth and UKEGS and acknowledges diagnosis, stage of disease, complexity of disease, rate of disease progression, life expectancy, ocular and systemic comorbidities, dependency and socio-economic deprivation.