Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'glaucoma'
This NICE quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.
This quality standard covers care for people with chronic open angle glaucoma (COAG), suspected COAG or with ocular hypertension (OHT).
- NICE clinical guideline: CG85 Glaucoma
- The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2009) Guidance on the referral of glaucoma suspects by community optometrists
- National Patient Safety Agency (2009) Rapid Response Report. Preventing delay to follow up for patients with glaucoma
- QS7 Glaucoma: quality standard (large print version)
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: glaucoma
This page was last updated: 10 March 2014
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The summary of the statements in the quality standard written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
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Many organisations share NICE's commitment to improve quality by making it clear what quality care is for patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers.
So that these standards reach the widest possible audience, some of these organisations have endorsed the glaucoma quality standard.
These organisations are: