Study looks at effect of patient expectations regarding glaucoma treatment

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Glaucoma patients’ anticipated treatment options usually coincide with their physicians’ actual treatment choices; however, patient self-diagnosis of glaucoma is often incorrect, according to a speaker here.It is possible that patients’ preconceived ideas about their treatment, based on information from sources such as WebMD, family and friends, could play a role in the high levels of poor compliance seen with glaucoma patients, according to Wade Reardon, MD, who presented patient survey results at Kiawah Eye 2014.