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Letters The waste in NHS sight tests

Ophthalmologists should take an active role in community eye care

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 08 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3041
  1. Harminder Dua, president1
  1. 1Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London NW1 4QW, UK
  1. duarcophth{at}

The views expressed by Clarke are his own and may not be shared by all ophthalmologists.1

Ophthalmologists are the only medically trained workforce with expertise in providing a holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment, including surgery, of patients with eye diseases. However, the contribution that optometrists and GPs make to looking after the basic eye …

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