We’re All in This Together
How allied health professions are making a difference in ophthalmology
Adam Mapani | | Opinion
Allied healthcare professionals (AHPs) play a significant role in the delivery of ophthalmic services for patients in the UK. The aging population, increase in disease prevalence, and emergence of new therapies have all created multiple challenges and opportunities for non-medical staff. For example, the medical retina landscape continues to evolve because of innovative treatments. The Way Forward project from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has indicated that the rise in medical retina patients is clearly going to stretch both ophthalmic services and the support structures that exist to help those with visual loss. Inaction is not an option. Changes to the way we deliver ophthalmic services are inevitable as the number of consultant ophthalmologists fail to match rising patient numbers. This mismatch will create further demands in the delivery of treatments over the next few decades, particularly for chronic conditions that require long-term follow up.
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