E Konstantakopoulou

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OBJECTIVES To explore the views of optometrists, general practitioners (GPs) and ophthalmologists regarding the development and organisation of community-based enhanced optometric services. DESIGN Qualitative study using free-text questionnaires and telephone interviews. SETTING A minor eye conditions scheme (MECS) and a glaucoma referral refinement(More)
BACKGROUND The establishment of minor eye conditions schemes (MECS) within community optometric practices provides a mechanism for the timely assessment of patients presenting with a range of acute eye conditions. This has the potential to reduce waiting times and avoid unnecessary referrals to hospital eye services (HES). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the(More)
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