Management of patients with chronic open angle glaucoma
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Management of patients with chronic open angle glaucoma

Helen Stainsby Clinical educator, Ophthalmology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Glaucoma refers to a group of conditions that can cause sight loss as a result of damage to the optic nerve head. Glaucoma can affect a person’s life in many ways. Healthcare professionals have an important role in educating and supporting patients to manage their condition and adhere to their glaucoma management regimens. Since patients with glaucoma may have additional health conditions, healthcare professionals should have an understanding of glaucoma and the importance of continuing treatment, so that they can facilitate care effectively.

Nursing Standard. 30, 37, 52-60. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.37.52.s42


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Received: 30 May 2015

Accepted: 11 December 2015