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Understanding the role of the glaucoma specialist nurse

VOL: 101, ISSUE: 38, PAGE NO: 32Elizabeth Gray, MSc, RN, is nurse adviser, Innovex UK LtdGlaucoma is a condition characterised by increased tension or pressure in the eye causing progressive structural or functional damage (Brunner and Suddarth, 1992). It is a chronic disease that requires life-long treatment and could ultimately lead to blindness (Odberg et al, 2001).

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