Patient compliance and its influence on contact lens wearing problems

Collins, Michael J. & Carney, Leo G. (1986) Patient compliance and its influence on contact lens wearing problems. American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics, 63(12), pp. 952-956.


One hundred consecutively presenting patients, fifty from each of two contact lens clinics, were questioned about the procedures encountered in care and maintenance of their contact lenses and asked to demonstrate their use of those procedures. Their clinic records were then analyzed for the occurrence of signs and symptoms that were related potentially to noncompliance with instructions and procedures, and that could not be otherwise explained. Only 26% of patients were fully complaint. Noncompliance with instructions was related strongly to the occurrence of signs and symptoms indicative of potential wearing problems. Improvements in the level of patient compliance with instructions is likely to bring about increased patient success with contact lens wearing.

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ID Code: 3192
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Patient Compliance, Contact Lenses/, adverse effects, Eye Diseases/etiology, Humans
ISSN: 0093-7002
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1986 American Academy of Optometry
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 25 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 02:27

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