Journal article

An optometrist's role of co-management in a hospital glaucoma clinic.

MJ Banes, LE Culham, JG Crowston, C Bunce, PT Khaw

Ophthalmic Physiol Opt | Published : 2000

Abstract

In recent years, optometrists have started to work in some clinical roles in hospital medical clinics. This paper outlines the current working practice in a typical glaucoma clinic at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust and goes on to establish the ability of an optometrist working with a team of ophthalmologists. In this study, 54 patients (n = 108 eyes) were recruited and clinically assessed by an optometrist. Subsequently, a research fellow (i.e. ophthalmologist) assessed the same patients independently. The results were compared in order to determine the accuracy of the optometrist's evaluation and proposed management. This paper considers the costs of employing personnel by reviewing the ..

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