RecommendationHealthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis of OHT, COAG suspect status and preliminary identification of COAG should be trained in case detection and referral refinement and be able to identify abnormalities based on relevant clinical tests and assessments. They should understand the principles of diagnosis of OHT and COAG and be able to perform and interpret all of the following:
Trade off between clinical benefits and harmsTraining is likely to improve quality of care by increasing the healthcare professional’s knowledge of discriminatory power (sensitivity and specificity).
Economic considerationsNone
Other considerationsThe GDG noted that the correct equipment to complete diagnostic assessments in keeping with the reference standards for tonometry, standard automated central thresholding perimetry and biomicroscopic slit lamp examination are required for healthcare professionals to perform diagnosis in a community setting and should be available.

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