Medical management of chronic open-angle glaucoma

26 August 2010
Volume 11, Issue 3

A review of the role of the optometrist in the medical management of glaucoma in the light of 2009 NICE guidelines, as well as recommendations.

Introduction

This paper reviews the role of the optometrist in the medical management of glaucoma in light of the recently published National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) 2009 Guideline Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension. This Guideline is the first ever to include recommendations on service provision.

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