The vast majority of patients referred for glaucoma or as a glaucoma suspect are referred by the local optometrist on routine sight testing. Most patients referred will have 1 or more of the hall marks of glaucoma, either:
Anyone alone does not constitute a diagnosis of glaucoma, and most cases referred are pre-cautionary. The glaucoma/IOP refinement undertaken by optometrists are designed to retest the parameters that are abnormal over a few weeks to ascertain if the ‘outside of normal’ readings are truly abnormal before initiating a referral to hospital services.
If repeat results are normal, then you maybe discharged back for routine review every year or every 2 years.
How do I make an appointment?
This depends on which area you live in. Not all areas in the UK have a Glaucoma/IOP referral refinement scheme. Contact our patient enquiries team on 0330 100 4730 or email [email protected]