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Glaucoma screening during regular optician visits: can the population at risk of developing glaucoma be reached?
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    Glaucoma screening and optometric services
    • Reshma S Thampy, Senior House Officer in Ophthalmology
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      • David B Henson

    Dear Editor,

    Stoutenbeek and Jansonius have demonstrated high rates of optometric consultations in the Netherlands as a basis for screening populations at risk of glaucoma .One of the aims of screening is understood to be the early detection of morbidity. We recently published a review[1] of all glaucoma patients registered blind at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2003 and found that only 42% of these had their...

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