Mildly raised intraocular pressure is a risk factor, not glaucoma itself

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7008.813b (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:813
  1. David Morsman
  1. Consultant Department of Ophthalmology, North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke RG24 9NA

    EDITOR,--A P Booth and J S Hillman1 object to Ronald Pitts Crick and Maurice W Tuck's sensible recommendations for referring patients with suspected glaucoma to the hospital eye service.2 They do so on the basis of regulations covering the activities of ophthalmic opticians.

    They state that “intraocular pressure of 22-25 mm Hg …

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