This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of cataracts, glaucoma and age‑related macular degeneration (AMD) and the prevention of sight loss. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover diabetic retinopathy. People aged 12 and over with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are eligible for the NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) programme.

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How we develop NICE quality standards

This quality standard updates and replaces the NICE quality standard for glaucoma in adults (QS7).