Treatment Tables to Improve Compliance with Glaucoma Treatment Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Purpose: To determine whether treatment tables and detailed explanation on the treatment regimen, have an influence on compliance with treatment and thus on the intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients. Methods: Seventy four glaucoma patients (143 eyes, 70 right and 73 left) taking 3 or 4 types of glaucoma medications, were included. Treatment tables were designed in our department, and they included the current glaucoma medications at the top of the table and the hours of the day on the side. Patients also received a detailed explanation on how to use the tables and the importance of treatment. The IOP before the use of the tables was the mean of 2 measurements and the IOP after the distribution of the tables and the explanation, was a mean of 3 IOP measurements. General linear analysis of variance was used for statistical evaluation. Results: Mean age of …

publication date

  • May 1, 2003