By Adrian Galbreth
The Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has revealed that it will be taking part in a major national and international studies into the treatment of glaucoma.
It is currently just one of 11 sites in the UK taking part in the UK Glaucoma Treatment Study (UKGTS), the second study ever carried out on early glaucoma.
The initiative will seek to identify patients who are likely to benefit from treatment and whether all patients need it.
Consultant ophthalmologist at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Nitin Anand, commented: "The results will give us valuable information about the treatment of glaucoma, and I would like to thank all patients involved in the trials."
A total of 12 local patients have been employed to take part in the study.
National sight charity The Eyecare Trust recently noted that many people are living with glaucoma and do not realise that it can lead to vision loss.
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