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NICE press release: People at low risk of developing glaucoma can avoid unnecessary referrals

NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – has updated its guidance on the diagnosis and management of chronic open angle glaucoma (COAG). The new guideline now includes a section on what tests should be carried out by primary eye care professionals to determine if referral to a specialist is necessary. This

NICE revision of Glaucoma Clinical Guidelines

NICE are in the process of revising Clinical Guideline CG85 ‘Glaucoma: Diagnosis and Management’, published in April 2009. The final scope of the proposed revision is available to read online via the NICE website. Key areas that will be covered in the revision include: The diagnostic accuracy of tests used for the provisional and definitive

Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension

Guidance Description Glaucoma Commissioning Guide (Recommendations) – 2017 Developed using NICE accredited processes the College has worked with stakeholders to produce guidance for commissioning adult-onset glaucoma and adults who are at risk of developing glaucoma. The full document can be accessed here: Glaucoma Commissioning Guide Long. SAFE – Glaucoma – 2017 Developed by the Clinical Council for


The College maintains standards in ophthalmology and this includes providing authoritative guidance on, and advice on innovation and efficiency in service delivery within, commissioning of eye services in the UK. These publications are for use by commissioners, provider organisations and all professional groups, who will be working together to ensure appropriately commissioned safe ophthalmic care.

Eye health professionals welcome the first ever Public Health Indicator for eye health

Eye health professionals from across the sector will welcome the first ever Public Health Indicator for eye health when it comes into force on April 1st, 2013. As part of the new Public Health Outcomes Framework, the Indicator will track changes in the numbers of people who are certified as blind or partially sighted and