Glaucoma Sub Group

30 May 2004

Background: Chronic glaucoma is a common potentially blinding disorder requiring lifelong care once the diagnosis is made. It is the commonest preventable cause of blindness in the UK. The prevalence is well known from various epidemiological studies and rises from 1-2% of the >40s to 5% of the >75s. Certain racial groups are much more commonly affected (particularly those of

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The First Report of the National Eye Care Steering Group

21 May 2004

Introduction: This is the first report of the Eye Care Services Steering Group. The group was set up by Ministers in December 2002 to develop proposals for the modernisation of NHS eyecare services, maintaining and developing an integrated, patient-centred service, and improving access, choice, waiting times and quality for all sectors of the community. As its first priority the Steering

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Low Vision Pathways

21 May 2004

Background: “A growing number of the most vulnerable people in this country experience a quality of life that is significantly, but unnecessarily, diminished for the want of basic, relatively inexpensive health care” (RNIB 1999) This statement relates to the estimated 2.1 million people in the UK who have low vision and for whom services across the country are variable and,

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Charter for Families of Young Children with Vision Impairments

7 July 2003

This Charter is for families of young children (under the age of 7) who have a vision impairment.  It was conceived within the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) and, in the UK, the Children Act (1989) and the many initiatives to provide earlier and more integrated, responsive and comprehensive services.  It aims

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