This quality standard covers care for people with suspected or diagnosed chronic open angle glaucoma (COAG) or with ocular hypertension (OHT). It includes diagnosis, monitoring and treatment. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

In November 2017, this quality standard was updated. Statements 6, 10 and 12 were amended to reflect changes to the updated NICE guideline on glaucoma: diagnosis and management.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017 and we are updating it as part of an eye disorders quality standard. See the development page for progress on the update.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards