Well, it took a few years of work, and I was one of the 12 Canadian Glaucoma specialists involved in this drawn out process. This was an attempt by the Canadian Glaucoma Society to propose guidelines for collaborate care with Optometrists in the management of glaucoma patients. The idea was to take a patient-centred approach. It is a big challenge to create a set of guidelines by a committee, with input from many other colleagues and suggested revisions from executive of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and opinions from Optometric bodies in Canada. This is meant to represent the collective opinion of what Ophthalmologists believe are in the best interest of caring for patients with glaucoma.
So, rush over to visit the guidelines in full text that are now in press, then hurry back here to add your comments and lets get talking!
While I have your attention as well, for those who have not seen it yet, please read about my new sub-reddit for Talking About Glaucoma where I post links to new glaucoma articles on the web.