There is great variability in the severity and presentation of patients with glaucoma, making it difficult to
articulate general guidelines for care applicable to all possible clinical presentations. The ultimate goal of
the Guidelines is to increase accessibility and to improve the quality of care provided to these patients.
Eye care providers face a challenge in the management and coordination of care for patients with diabetes.
The delivery of eye care must provide cost effective and efficient use of resources to minimize
preventable vision loss.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of severe visual impairment in adults in the developed world. statistics released by the CniB report that AMD now represents more than 50% of new referrals to their organization.1
Considered in light of the growing incidence and prevalence of this disease and an aging population, AMD poses a major public health challenge.