The College of Optometrists

Key points

  • You must carry out relevant tests when examining a patient who is in an at-risk group for glaucoma.
  • Those with a greater than average risk include certain ethnic groups, patients with first degree relatives with glaucoma and those over 40.
  • In England, patients whose IOP is 24mmHg or greater should be treated.
  • You should follow local protocols if you are participating in community services.
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This Guidance does not change what you must do under the law.

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