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IGA produces free patient booklet

The information aims to support patients and educate them on the condition  

Sight test

The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) has launched a new information booklet for patients who are identified as potentially having glaucoma during a routine eye exam.

The charity is calling on optometrists across the UK to stock the free booklets in practice.

Entitled Eye Clinic Referral, the booklet is aimed at patients, but will also support optometrists.  

A spokesperson for the IGA said: “We know that it can often be difficult for optometrists to give a patient the news that they have some of the signs of glaucoma, particularly during busy clinics when time is limited. Having the information to take away and read when things are a little calmer will really help patients.”

The 20-page booklet, which can be downloaded from the IGA’s website, contains information on what glaucoma is, what to expect from a referral to the eye clinic, what tests will be done, as well as what information to take with you.

The booklet also documents some of the treatment options that may be available to them if they are diagnosed with glaucoma, as well as questions to ask the ophthalmologist.