EVALUATION OF EYE DROP INSTILLATION TECHNIQUE IN GLAUCOMA PATIENTS

Varanasi. Hima Bindhu

Abstract


To evaluate the technique of eye drop instillation in glaucoma patients and the factors associated with a good technique. A Cross Sectional Study of 100 participants using self administered topical medication for glaucoma.All patients were asked to instill artificial tear solution in one eye as they would do at home.The procedure was observed and assessed.A comprehensive score system associated with the technique of instillation of eye drops was used to quantify instillation technique and assess factors such as demographic and clinical characteristics.52% of patients had a poor drop technique, 12% missed the eye while eye drop instillation, 16% touched the tip of the bottle to the bulbar conjunctiva or cornea,and 18% touched eyelid or lashes with the tip of the bottle. Eye drop instillation technique in patients of glaucoma requires much attention from eye care practitioners during their follow- up visits and they should be educated regarding technique.


Keywords


eye drop instillation technique, glaucoma, good technique

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