Dry-eye disease lubricant discontinuation audit

8 October 2021
Volume 22, Issue 3

This article outlines an audit of dry-eye prescribing in community practice, examining the factors associated with long-term lubricant use.

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Communication Ocular Disease Standards Of Practice Information Knowledge Professional Safe Share Decision Making The Healthcare System

Independent prescribing (IP) optometrist, Ross Henderson, presents a retrospective audit of National Health Service (NHS) prescribing in community practice. The author identifies risk factors that may be helpful in deciding whether patients will need a repeat prescription from their general practitioner, and reminds optometrists that caution should be exercised in requesting repeat prescriptions without exploring other treatment options.

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