§ Mr. Loyden
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients are currently receiving treatment for glaucoma. 
§ Mr. Sackville
More than 25,500 glaucoma patients received hospital in-patient or day care treatment last year, an increase of 48 per cent. since 1989–90. The number of out-patients or patients being treated for glaucoma by their general practitioners is not available centrally.