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BOSU report shows patients losing sight to follow-up appointment delays

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists publishes a surveillance report of patients losing vision due to delays in treatment and follow-up appointments The research, conducted through the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU), found patients suffering permanent and severe visual loss due to health service initiated delays1.  The research involving all UK consultant ophthalmologists, showed that up to 22

President’s foreword for RNIB Report ‘Real Patients Coming to Real Harm’ Wales

A substantial part of the workload of ophthalmology services is the care of long term conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. These conditions all become increasingly common with advancing age and all require timely recognition and treatment in order to avoid preventable sight loss.  Unfortunately, clinical services for these long-term conditions