Perceived Medication Volume Impacts Satisfaction in Patients with Glaucoma
Patients with glaucoma were more satisfied with their treatment when receiving the highest volume of medication, indicating a correlation between perceived medication volume and satisfaction, according to a poster presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Virtual Annual Meeting.
Researchers surveyed 881 patients taking glaucoma eye drops and found that patients taking timolol, timolol/brimonidine, and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors reported receiving the highest volume of medication and were the most satisfied with their treatment. Patients prescribed latanoprost, timolol, and timolol/dorzolamide considered them to be the most cost effective.
The researchers noted that side effects only had a small impact on satisfaction.
Writer CJ, et al. Patient reported satisfaction in relation to medication volume, side effects and medication cost. Poster presented at: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Virtual Annual Meeting. May 16-17, 2020.