An objective evaluation of eyedrop instillation in patients with glaucoma.
Jennifer L Stone, Alan L Robin, Gary D Novack, David W Covert, Gerald D Cagle
JAMA Ophthalmology | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the performance of patients with ocular hypertension and glaucoma who are experienced in the instillation of topical ocular hypotensive medications. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, open-label study at a single private practice site. We enrolled 139 patients with a diagnosis of glaucoma or ocular hypertension who used 1 or more topical ocular hypotensive medications for at least 6 months and who instilled their own medications. Patients were questioned regarding their use of topical ocular hypotensive medications, and we used a video recording to evaluate patient performance of eyedrop instillation with 2 bottle designs. RESULTS: Patients reported relatively good ..View full abstract