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Number of eye drop bottles associated with incorrect usage

April 20, 2015

Glaucoma patients who were found to use eye drops incorrectly were often prescribed more bottles of eye drops than other patients, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Glaucoma.

Kawai-Tsuboi and colleagues assessed 67 glaucoma patients who were using topical antiglaucoma medications in order to identify an association between prescription patterns and medication usage.

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Number of eye drop bottles associated with incorrect usage

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Glaucoma patients who were found to use eye drops incorrectly were often prescribed more bottles of eye drops than other patients, according to a…
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Eye care providers prefer branded to generic glaucoma drugs

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