Follow-up adherence lower than previously reported in Americans with glaucoma
Among Americans ≥40 years, with self-reported glaucoma, adherence to follow-up is lower than previously reported, according to a study.
Of the approximately 4.4 million people in this age range with self-reported glaucoma, only 7.1% underwent at least 1 ophthalmic outpatient examination, with only 2.67% undergoing at least 1 vision examination per year.
The following were associated with a higher probability of ophthalmic health care use:
-Never married status
“Barriers to adherence at the population level should be assessed to inform the design of future policy or program interventions,” the authors concluded.
Hou CH, Shih SF, Pu C. Adherence of those with Self-reported Glaucoma in the United States to Eye Examination Visits. J Glaucoma. 2023;doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000002213. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36971614.
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