The management of systemic hypertension in optometric practice.

  title={The management of systemic hypertension in optometric practice.},
  author={Peter G Hurcomb and James S Wolffsohn},
  journal={Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians},
  volume={25 6},
AIM Systemic hypertension is a silent killer that may have very few warning signs. This study examines detection and management of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) by optometrists in the UK. METHOD A survey was sent out to 1402 optometrists who practice in the UK to investigate the nature and knowledge of detection of systemic hypertension. RESULTS The survey response rate was 37%. Optometrists were neutral to slightly positive towards the use of blood pressure (BP) monitors, but… CONTINUE READING

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