Glaucoma referral and safe discharge



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This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the primary-care examination and assessment of patients with suspected glaucoma. Best-practice guidance is provided on which patients should be referred into secondary eye-care services. This guideline also provides guidance on which patients may be discharged from secondary care and safely followed up in the community.
Guideline No.144
ISBN 978 1 909103 36 8
Published March 2015

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