The College of Optometrists

Principles of examining patients at risk from glaucoma

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When examining a patient who is in an at-risk group for glaucoma, you must carry out relevant tests.87 Guidance varies across the UK.88, 89, 90 You should be familiar with the relevant guidance and the thresholds at which further tests should be undertaken. If local protocols apply you should comply with these. (refer to COVID-19 guidance)
A225
Glaucoma can be difficult to detect in the early stages and you should stay up-to-date with current thinking on the pathophysiology, clinical signs and diagnostic techniques required to detect it. 

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