This quality standard updates and replaces the quality standard for 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 are no longer considered national priorities for improvement, but 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.