From the High St: Our role in holistic healthcare

Paul Morris encourages eye care professionals to engage with general health conditions

June sees a huge number of eye-related awareness events. There is Diabetes Awareness Week (June 12-18), Macular Week (19-25 June), Glaucoma Awareness Week (June 26 to July 2) and the whole of June is taken up by Cataract Awareness Month. 

We all know the importance of these events. As well as raising the profile of conditions with the public and policy makers, it is a timely reminder for us to review our levels of knowledge in these areas and think about what the future might hold for us as registrants. I’ve written before in these columns about enhanced services for glaucoma and cataract but less so about systemic conditions. 

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