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Quality standard for people with sight loss and dementia

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Vision 2020 UK dementia and sight loss committee have developed a quality standard to help eye clinics and ophthalmology departments provide high quality care for patients with dementia.

Patients with dementia and their carers can benefit from being identified in advance of attending their appointment in order for eye clinic staff to be aware of and identify ways to best support the needs of these patients. The quality standard identifies simple and easy steps that can be taken to enable services to be designed and adapted to meet the needs of people with dementia.

Seven quality statements have been designed based on the NICE format for quality standards to help ophthalmology departments assess their services.