Chronic glaucoma affects two per cent of the population over the age of 40, increasing to over 10 per cent for those aged 75 or older.

There are about 500,000 people in England and Wales with glaucoma, and about 70 million worldwide, making it one of the leading causes of blindness. Unfortunately, there are no symptoms until extensive, irreversible damage to the optic nerve has occurred, resulting in unrecoverable vision loss, and it is estimated that up to 50 per cent of people with glaucoma are undiagnosed.
Frustratingly, needless blindness from glaucoma can be easily averted as it can often be treated with simple eye drops.

Dr Jones leads specialist training for Specialist UK Optometrists

Like other health care professionals, all optometrists are required to do ongoing professional training. Specialist optometrists are also required to additional training in order to maintain their specialist registration, unfortunately the number of specialist optometrists in the UK is still relatively small and so getting the required amount of training at this level is proving … Read moreDr Jones leads specialist training for Specialist UK Optometrists