A prospective survey to determine sources and diagnostic accuracy of glaucoma referrals

Health Trends. 1988 May;20(2):43-4.


Chronic simple glaucoma is a symptomless disease which may go undetected until irreversible loss of vision has occurred. This survey analyses the accuracy of diagnosis in patients referred from different sources to the Hospital Eye Service. Some general practitioners (GPs) appear not to have a good understanding of the disease.

MeSH terms

  • England
  • Glaucoma / diagnosis*
  • Hospital Departments / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Ophthalmology*
  • Referral and Consultation / standards*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires