Research Article

Raised intraocular pressure: an alternative method of referral.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 290 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.290.6474.1043 (Published 06 April 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;290:1043
  1. M Kljakovic,
  2. J G Howie,
  3. C I Phillips,
  4. R S Bartholomew,
  5. J G Brown

    Abstract

    To assess delay in referring patients with suspected glaucoma two methods were studied in a randomised trial: direct referral from optician to ophthalmologist and referral through the patient's general practitioner. Direct referral was reliable for all 49 patients involved, whereas, of the 44 patients referred through their general practitioner, seven waited over three weeks for referral.