Watchdog: NHS Delays Responsible for Glaucoma Patients Going Blind

Source: Independent

Long delays to treatment on the NHS have been responsible for glaucoma patients losing their sight, a safety watchdog in the UK has warned, according to a report in Independent.

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) said it had found more than 150 patient-safety incidents involving eye conditions reported by the NHS between April 2017 and December 2018 for which problems with monitoring and follow-up appointments were blamed.

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