I recently attended RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) parliamentary reception to find out about conditions that can lead to sight loss.
The RNIB raised the issue that eye clinics that cancel appointments put their patients at risk of irreversible sight loss because many treatments for sight-threatening conditions require frequent follow-up appointments.
RNIB is campaigning for patients to be seen by eye clinics in the time advised by their consultant, and for patients to keep their appointments.