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1 © INTERNATIONAL GLAUCOMA ASSOCIATION (274681) 2009 Scottish Vision Strategy John Hughes IGA Development Manager - Scotland Stirling Management Centre 26 th March 2014

2 Charity Registered in England & Wales N°274681, in Scotland N°SC041550

3 Mission Statement The International Glaucoma Association is the charity for people with glaucoma, with the mission to raise awareness of glaucoma, promote research related to early diagnosis and treatment and to provide support to patients and all those who care for them. Charity Registered in England & Wales N°274681, in Scotland N°SC041550

4 Background Glaucoma affects 2.00% of the population 80,000 people live with glaucoma in Scotland 15% of all ophthalmology NHS new referrals 23% of all outpatients f/up appointments are glaucoma related

5 Patients on first referral 33% of glaucoma referrals are confirmed as having the disease 33% are glaucoma suspects 33 % are negative This shows that the false positive percentage of glaucoma referrals is as high as 66% These patients could be effectively managed in the community

6 Optic disc evidence of Glaucoma

7 The Treatment Decision © INTERNATIONAL GLAUCOMA ASSOCIATION (274681) 2009

8 Integrated Visual Field

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11 Awareness Glaucoma awareness very low among public Knowledge & understanding of their condition procedures and treatments is also low among patients themselves Patients are not able to fully engage both with their condition and it’s treatment In order for the benefits of treatment to be fully achieved, it is important that patients understand the issues and are fully involved in the decision making process in order to successfully manage their condition through a lifetime of care

12 COMPLIANCE/CONCORDANCE PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO FOLLOW TREATMENT REGIMES THAT THEY UNDERSTAND AND THAT HAVE BEEN CHOSEN WITH AN APPRECIATION OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES. THE ASSOCIATION OF THE BRITISH PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY (ABPI 2004)

13 G. Reardon et al American Journal Ophth; 2004; 137: S3 – S % of patients stop taking their eye drops within 12 months and one major reason is the difficulty in instilling the drops. “Patient persistency with topical ocular hypotensive therapy in a managed care population.”

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15 IGA Eye drop concordance Kit :

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17 AwarenessKnowledgeUnderstandingConfidenceIndependence Creating a Virtuous Cycle

18 IGA publish and distribute in print and via their website a wide range of booklets and leaflets aimed at patients, carers and professionals. All information is regularly updated, approved by specialists and free on request Charity Registered in England & Wales N°274681, in Scotland N°SC041550

19 Help stimulate and organise patient support groups and organise meetings for patients where members can hear from experts in glaucoma and share their experiences Charity Registered in England & Wales N°274681, in Scotland N°SC041550

20 Glaucoma Patient Passport

21 Glaucoma awareness is Very Low. Prevalence >2% in population Numerous Risk Factors Once Glaucoma is Detected Treatment is Usually very effective at slowing down rate of sight Loss Surgey, Laser, medication 75% treatment consists of Drops Patient education essential for optimum effect. Driving and Glaucoma major issue IGA Support (Sightline, Literature, Website & PSG’s) New SIGN Guideline Coming. Draft on SIGN website Summary


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