Compliance with ocular therapy

Frank S. Ashburn, Ivan Goldberg, Michael A. Kass

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Patient noncompliance with the physician's prescribed therapeutic regimen can present serious obstacles both to individual patient care and to the obtaining of information necessary for controlled drug trials. Unfortunately, the physician often is unable to determine whether and to what extent a patient is not complying with therapy. This article reviews the problem of patient noncompliance with particular emphasis on how and why noncompliance occurs, and methods of predicting, detecting and coping with the defaulting patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-248
Number of pages12
JournalSurvey of ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980


  • compliance
  • defaulting
  • eyedrops
  • medication monitor
  • ocular therapy


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