Archive | March 2016

Eye health at risk?

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has suggested that increasing demand on hospital eye care services from long term conditions is putting peoples’ sight at risk. The College of Optometrists has noted that one way to try to reduce pressure on services is provision of community based services. In an interview about the situation local to Cambridge, I’ve tried to highlight how some of our current local community schemes (direct cataract referral, glaucoma referral refinement, monitoring of ocular hypertensives and minor eye conditions pathway) are helping to ease the pressure, whilst we can still do more in terms of community based low vision service provision.