Eye health now accounts for 4.5m GP consultations and costs the UK economy £28bn each year. However, with the right treatment and services a high proportion of sight loss can be avoided.
If you are a GP, work in a practice or a primary care setting you can find information here to enable you to support patients with sight loss.
This factsheet covers when you should refer various eye conditions, and who to refer to.
This guide highlights the need and route for early and appropriate referral, the link between sight loss and other health conditions, and suggests how services provided by general practice can be made more accessible for older people with sight loss. Written in consultation with GPs, it includes an executive summary of the main learning points that are covered in each chapter.
The RCGP Clinical Priority for Eye Health Programme delivered a series of educational workshops and webinars across the UK to improve GP and Practice Staff knowledge in identifying eye conditions earlier amongst older people and to improve support provided to patients with sight loss.
This webinar covers common eye conditions and how to effectively support patients with sight loss. Chaired by Dr Waqaar Shah, it features a presentation by Ms Seema Verma, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
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