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This guidance relates to asymptomatic patients. Those with symptoms should be treated according to current protocols.
This guidance relates to suspected glaucoma only.
Joint Supplementary College Guidance on Supervision in relation to Glaucoma-related Care by Optometrists
In April 2009 NICE issued guidelines on the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of Glaucoma. These guidelines recommend that certain areas of Glaucoma-related work should be undertaken only by an optometrist with a specialist qualification or who is working under the supervision of a consultant ophthalmologist.
The use of diagnostic drugs is a routine and essential part of optometric practice. Correct use of appropriate drugs will often be needed for the refraction of children and young adults under cycloplegia; similarly for the examination of the external eye, ocular media and fundus.
Includes information for patients on Fluorescein, local anaesthetics, Cyclopentolate, Tropicamide
Members can download the Guidance by clicking the link above
Published 24 March 2011
The aim of this brief guide is to highlight some of the issues that may occur when working in community practice compared with a hospital setting,