Table 1

 Structured examination for patient assessment

Clinical historyTopical medicationsClinical assessment
HRT, Heidelberg retina tomograph.
Previous diagnosisTime last takenExternal eye and anterior segment examination, including blebs, conjunctiva, iris, cornea
New symptoms or problemsComplianceMeasurement of intraocular pressure
General healthSide effectsGonioscopy, when indicated
Systemic medicationsInternal eye and posterior segment (with dilatation of pupil when necessary)—including anterior chamber, lens, vitreous, retina
Risk factorsAssessment of optic disc including vertical size, vertical cup disc ratio, neural retinal rim
Nerve fibre layer
Assessment of visual fields
Supplementary tests required (eg, HRT imaging, disc photographs, blood tests)