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Evidence to Improve Care

Glaucoma

Care for Adults



This quality standard focuses on care for adults 18 years of age and older with primary open-angle glaucoma and those who are at risk for primary open-angle glaucoma. It focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and management, and it applies to all care settings and all eye care providers who provide glaucoma care, including optometrists and ophthalmologists.

The Provincial Vision Strategy Task Force and Health Quality Ontario are collaborating on the development of this quality standard.


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The two guides below are in draft form. Please check back here in a few months for the finalized guides and for a variety of other resources related to this standard.

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Patient Conversation Guide

If you have glaucoma or are at risk for glaucoma: Know what to ask for in your care

Read more

Patient conversation guide cover

Quality Standard

Clinicians: Know what quality care looks like, based on evidence and expert consensus

Learn More

The clinical guide cover

This work on quality standard started in November 2017.


Health Quality Ontario thanks the following individuals for their generous, voluntary contributions of time and expertise to help create this quality standard:

Robert Campbell (co-chair)
Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma Specialist,
Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Hotel Dieu site

Professor, Deputy Chair and Director of Research,
Department of Ophthalmology, Queen’s University

Thomas-A Noël (co-chair)
Optometrist,
Private Practice

Vice-President,
Ontario Association of Optometrists

Ike Ahmed
Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma Specialist, Director of Research,
Kensington Eye Institute

Division Head,
Ophthalmology, Trillium Health Partners

Assistant Professor,
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto

Robert Chevrier
Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma Specialist,
The Ottawa Hospital

Chief of Ophthalmology,
Hôpital Montfort

Assistant Professor,
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Ottawa

Jessica Curtis
Senior Corporate Planner,
University Health Network

Project Lead,
Provincial Vision Task Force 

Sherif El-Defrawy
Ophthalmologist, Chair, and Professor,
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto

Medical Director,
Kensington Eye Institute 

Jennifer Everson
Family Physician,
Stonechurch Family Health Team

Vice-President, Clinical,
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN

Clinical Quality Lead,
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN, Health Quality Ontario 

Phil Hooper
Ophthalmologist,
Ivey Eye Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital

Associate Professor,
Department pf Ophthalmology, University of Western Ontario

Co-chair,
Provincial Vision Task Force

Cindy Hutnik
Ophthalmologist,
Ivey Eye Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital

Associate Professor,
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Western Ontario

Derek MacDonald
Optometrist,
Private Practice

Executive Committee Member,
Optometric Glaucoma Society

Marnie Weber
Executive Director,
Strategic Developments, University Health Network

William Ulakovic
Optometrist,
Private Practice

Clinical Instructor and Lecturer,
Northern Ontario School of Medicine

For more information, contact QualityStandards@HQOntario.ca.

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