Nurses help more patients receive treatment for wet AMD
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Nurses can deliver eye injections for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration as safely and effectively as doctors, according to a UK study.
The research was presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Denver.
Researchers from Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Gloucester, found that patients had the same rates of eye infection, a rare complication of the treatment, regardless of whether the treatment was delivered by a doctor or nurse.
According to the researchers, their findings appear to reflect the view that nurses have played an important role in increasing treatment capacity.