|Title||A Survey of Current Practices by the British Oculoplastic Surgical Society and Recommendations for delivering a sustainable multidisciplinary approach to Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) in the United Kingdom|
|Submitted by||Vickie Lee|
|Review Result||rapid fire presentation|
The Amsterdam Declaration (2009), the Royal College of Physicians (RCP, 2015) guidance and Thyroid Eye Disease Amsterdam Declaration Implementation Group (TEAMeD-5, 2017) recommendations have the common goal of improving access to high quality care for thyroid eye disease (TED). The TEAMeD-5 recommends that all patients with moderate to severe TED should have access to a multidisciplinary clinic with co-location of Ophthalmology and Endocrinology expertise.
A 2-stage survey of the full BOPSS membership was conducted to ascertain current practice of existing resources to meet this recommendation between December 2016 to August 2017.
Forty one percent (65/158) responded to Survey 1, and 28 (18%) respondents to Survey 2.
This survey is a ‘snapshot’ of some aspects of current TED management in the UK and the findings suggest that there is scope for improvement. Based on the above we recommend a framework to enhance more robust collaboration across specialties treating TED. We propose standards endorsed by multi-disciplinary stakeholder societies for early diagnosis, assessment and treatment.
|Last name||Initials||City / Hospital||Department|
|Lee||V||Imperial College NHS Trust||Western Eye Hospital|
|Avari||P||Imperial College NHS Trust||Endocrinology|
|Perros||P||Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||Endocrinology|
|Dayan||C||Cardiff University NHS Trust,||Endocrinology|