Independent Prescribing by Optometrists in a Hospital Setting

As the role of the optometrist expands, being a therapeutic prescriber can allow for more autonomy when managing patients with various pathologies. 

This article is written by Amanda Harding, who is responsible for running the Optometrist Led Glaucoma Assessment service at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. The article reviews how Independent Prescribing Optometrists work in a hospital setting, and discusses the management of various ocular conditions. 

The clinics covered are:

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Emergency and acute services

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