Quality standard

Update information

Update information

February 2019: This quality standard updates and replaces the quality standard on glaucoma in adults (QS7) and also includes other eye disorders. Some statements from QS7 prioritised in 2011 were updated (2011, updated 2019). New statements (new 2019) were added on cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and support for people with vision impairment.

Statements are marked as:

  • [new 2019] if the statement covers a new area for quality improvement

  • [2011, updated 2019] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the 2011 quality standard on glaucoma in adults and has been updated.

Statement numbers 3, 5, 6 and 8 from QS7 have been updated and are included in this quality standard, marked as [2011, updated 2019].

Statements numbered 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12 from QS7 may still be useful at a local level. These are listed in the quality statements section.

The 2011 quality standard for glaucoma in adults is available as a pdf.

Minor changes since publication

January 2022: We made changes to align this quality standard with the updated NICE guideline on glaucoma: diagnosis and management. Links, definitions and source guidance references have been updated throughout.