Glaucoma Severity and Medication Adherence in a County Hospital Population – Corrected Proof

Objective: To assess the association between disease severity and adherence with glaucoma medications in a county hospital population. Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants: A total of 126 patients diagnosed with glaucoma receiving intraocular pressure (IOP)–lowering medication were recruited from the San Francisco General Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic. Methods: Subjects completed an oral questionnaire to assess demographic information, knowledge of glaucoma, and perceptions of glaucoma medication adherence. Glaucoma disease severity was classified according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Preferred Practice Pattern guidelines. Medication adherence was measured for each patient by obtaining pharmacy refill data and calculating medication possession ratio (MPR), that is, (Read more...)

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