Consultant Ophthalmologists from the Royal Eye Infirmary (REI) at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust have completed a new textbook on Glaucoma.
Mr Salman Waqar and Mr Adam Booth’s book aims to improve provision of eye care for patients worldwide.
Due to be published on 28 September, ‘Fundamentals of Glaucoma; A guide for Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioners, Optometrists and Orthoptists’, celebrates a pioneering multi-disciplinary team approach to caring for those with glaucoma.
Mr Salman Waqar, editor, said: “Glaucoma is a condition that affects approximately 70 million people worldwide and can lead to irreversible damage to vision with significant consequences for quality of life.
“The UK has been at the forefront of pioneering a multi-disciplinary team approach to meet the growing challenge of healthcare provision, and this book is intended as a core textbook in this endeavour.”
It is anticipated the book will be widely used as part of the curriculum for all practitioners pursuing advanced roles within a glaucoma team. This includes anyone looking to join a multi-disciplinary glaucoma team, and across all levels of involvement including secretarial staff, imaging technicians, nurses, optometrists, orthoptists and junior trainees.
The book is a collaboration of a diverse team of professionals, with contributions from Truro, Exeter, Bristol and Birmingham.
‘Fundamentals of Glaucoma; A guide for Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioners, Optometrists and Orthoptists’, is available now via all major book platforms including Amazon.