Journal article

A Survey on the Preference of Sustained Glaucoma Drug Delivery Systems by Singaporean Chinese Patients: A Comparison Between Subconjunctival, Intracameral, and Punctal Plug Routes

Hiok Hong Chan, Tina T Wong, Ecosse Lamoureux, Shamira Perera

JOURNAL OF GLAUCOMA | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: To investigate the acceptance and preferences rates of 3 sustained drug delivery systems in glaucoma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study involving 250 Chinese patients recruited from outpatient glaucoma clinics in Singapore using an interviewer-administered survey. Beliefs toward medicines, eye drops, illness perception, medication adherence, and health literacy were assessed using validated questionnaires. After receiving standard information on the 3 sustained drug delivery systems, that is, subconjunctival, intracameral, and punctal routes; each route's acceptance and attitudes were determined. RESULTS: The subconjunctival (acceptance: 61.6%, n=154), intracam..

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