Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'glaucoma'
Specific, concise statements that act as markers of high-quality, cost-effective patient care
The advice in the NICE guideline covers the diagnosis, treatment and care of:
- adults (18 years and over) with a diagnosis of the condition known as 'chronic open angle glaucoma'
- adults with a diagnosis of ocular hypertension (raised eye pressure)
- adults who are at a high risk of developing glaucoma.
It does not specifically look at the treatment and care of:
- people under 18 years
- people with secondary glaucoma (glaucoma that is caused by other eye conditions, such as injury or inflammation)
- people with, or at risk of, types of glaucoma known as 'angle closure glaucoma (primary or secondary)' or acute glaucoma
- adults who have had glaucoma since birth or childhood.
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: 16 August 2013
- Web format
- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline (PDF)
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Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- Audit support
- Costing report
- Costing template
- Slide set
- QIPP case study: Avoiding unnecessary referral for glaucoma - use of a repeat measurement scheme (11/0018)
- Glaucoma: online educational tool
- Service for people at risk of developing glaucoma: commissioning guide
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The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals
The published NICE clinical guideline, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.
The published full clinical guideline for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.