Update information

Update information

January 2022: We have reviewed the evidence and made new recommendations on treatment and organisation of care for people with ocular hypertension and chronic open angle glaucoma (COAG). These recommendations are marked [2022].

We have also made the following changes to recommendations without an evidence review:

  • Wording was added throughout to clarify that surgery refers to glaucoma surgery and to reflect the new recommendations on 360° selective laser trabeculoplasty.

  • Wording was added to recommendation 1.4.11 to clarify that people with suspected COAG should be offered treatment if they are at risk of visual impairment within their lifetime.

These recommendations are marked [2009, amended 2022] and [2017, amended 2022]. In some cases, minor changes have been made to the wording of other recommendations to bring the language and style up to date, without changing the meaning.

Recommendations marked [2009] last had an evidence review in 2009.

November 2017: This guideline updated and replaced NICE guideline CG85 (published April 2009). New recommendations were added for case-finding, diagnosis, reassessment and treatment. These are marked as [2017]. Changes made without a new evidence review are marked [2009, amended 2017]

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  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)