Glaucoma: Diagnosis and management of chronic open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension

NICE guidelines [CG85] Published date:

Consultation on review proposal with stakeholders: 25 June 2012 - 09 July 2012

Review decision date: August 2012

Review decision: 

The guideline should be updated at a time which will facilitate a scheduled updating of the quality standard.

Next review date: June 2015

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.

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