The IGA welcomes new NICE glaucoma guideline

The IGA welcomes the publication of the revised NICE glaucoma guideline. This provides clear referral criteria so that people are monitored in the setting which is most appropriate to them. Many can be managed by community optometrists with the relevant training, which is often more convenient. This lessens the number of people with a low risk of developing glaucoma, being sent to hospitals, which are often over-stretched and struggling to cope with the demand on their services”.

https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/people-at-a-low-risk-of-developing-glaucoma-can-avoid-unnecessary-referral-says-nice