Glaucoma medication adherence in veterans and influence of coexisting chronic disease.

@article{Asefzadeh2014GlaucomaMA,
  title={Glaucoma medication adherence in veterans and influence of coexisting chronic disease.},
  author={Baharak Asefzadeh and Douglas Rett and Terri K Pogoda and Gerald Selvin and Anthony A. Cavallerano},
  journal={Journal of glaucoma},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={240-5}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to characterize veterans' adherence to glaucoma medications and follow-up eye care, and to examine the influence of coexisting chronic conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)/anxiety. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective review of computerized medical records was performed for 161 veterans taking topical glaucoma medications. Medication possession ratio (MPR) was calculated using pharmacy data. Mean follow-up ratio (FUR) was calculated… CONTINUE READING