Glaucoma Referral Refinement
NHS Norfolk and Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Groups commissioned a service with selected Optometrists which is designed to improve the detection of glaucoma whilst reducing any inconvenience and expense the patient might have incurred by travelling to hospital. Glaucoma is difficult to diagnose but if tests are repeated the process can be made more accurate. Where the repeat testing confirms the original findings, the optometrist will refer the patient directly to the Glaucoma Clinic at the hospital for a specialist opinion. For those patients where the repeated results are not consistent they can be reassured that the risk for them developing Glaucoma is low.
To find the practices offering Glaucoma Referral Refinement in your locality use the Find an Optician page.