DOG/BVA Guidelines

Guidelines are systematically developed recommendations to assist the clinician and practitioner in making decisions about the appropriate care of the patient in the context of specific clinical circumstances. Guidelines apply to “standard situations” and take into account the current scientific evidence available on the relevant issues.

Guidelines require constant review and possible amendment based on the state of scientific knowledge and practicability in daily practice.

The Guidelines are not intended to restrict the physician’s freedom of method. Compliance with them does not guarantee diagnostic or therapeutic success in every case. Guidelines do not claim to be exhaustive. The decision on the appropriateness of the measures to be taken is made by the doctor, taking into account the individual problem.

The practice-oriented guidelines for diagnosis and therapy in ophthalmology are drafted and edited on behalf of the executive boards of the BVA and DOG with the collaboration of numerous specialist colleagues from clinics and practices. The diagnostic and therapeutic measures proposed in these guidelines are medically necessary and correspond to the generally recognised state of science.

Most of the Guidelines are available in German language only, however some of them have been translated into English. Below you will find a list of guidelines in English. The complete list can be found on the German website.

Guidelines in English

Evidence and consensus based GKJR guidelines for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, 045-012 (.pdf) (English, will be revised)