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|Title:||Medical and socio-economic aspects of long term therapy of open angle glaucoma.|
|Authors:||Sood, N N|
Patil, N D
Aggarwal, A C
|Citation:||Sood NN, Kumar H, Patil ND, Aggarwal AC, Sihota R. Medical and socio-economic aspects of long term therapy of open angle glaucoma. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 1991 Jul-Sep; 39(3): 91-3|
|Abstract:||Hundred patients of open angle glaucoma (OAG) who were on any one of the three drugs pilocarpine, timolol and epinephrine--for an average period of 3.3 years were chosen. Proforma regarding socio-economic status and the patients' reaction to long-term medication were recorded. Though the objective and subjective effects of long term medication were negligible the financial constraints were considerable. More than 70% patient would prefer laser's and surgery because of the cumbersome schedule and financial burden. The visit to the clinic was a time consuming process suggesting a lack of adequate glaucoma follow-up at the peripheral level. The study reflects a need for reorientation of glaucoma management.|
|Appears in Collections:||Indian Journal of Ophthalmology|
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