A POEM is a Patient reported Outcome + Experience Measure. It is a result of a Glaucoma Think Tank performed in Birmingham UK from a wide range of medical, nursing, optometric, pharmacy, support, charities and most importantly glaucaom patients from many varied ethinicites, ages and socio-economic strata. The POEM can be easily utilised in the clinic to gauge patient knowledge and well-being.
Developing a Glaucoma POEM
Professor Peter Shah is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Supra-Regional Glaucoma Specialist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust. He is also a Visiting Professor to the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology). He is Honorary Professor of Glaucoma at the Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement at the University of Wolverhampton.