Eye Drop Use in Glaucoma Patients Through Patient Surveys and Video Observations

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 30, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2009
Alcon Research
Information provided by:
Robin, Alan L., M.D.

Brief Summary:
This study will be used to evaluate how patients put eye drops in their eyes and any problems that may arise from this activity. The information gathered will help identify common problems patients are having with putting in their eye medications. Then doctors can be better informed about the issues and provide better advice to their patients to overcome these problems.

Condition or disease
Glaucoma Dry Eye Syndrome Conjunctivitis

Detailed Description:

Approximately 100 patients will take part in a one time procedure and survey as part of this project. After appropriate consent patients are asked to complete a short 2 page survey about themselves and their eye drops. Then a video recording will be made of the patient instilling eye drops in their habitual manner. The eye drops used will be sterile saline placed in either Travatan-like or Systane bottles to simulate the corresponding prescribed medication. The videos will be graded for instillation technique and combined with scoring of survey answers.

Patients will be asked to instill the drops to their left eye with their dominant hand as we expect this to be most difficult. Patients with severe (>20/200) vision loss will instill drops into their better seeing eye.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Eye Drop Administration in Glaucoma Patients
Study Start Date : February 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Glaucoma

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
173 subjects enrolled and 222 video recordings were made. Ages ranged from 21-94 years old (mean:67 yrs) and subjects were 55% female and 70% caucasian.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Currently using topical glaucoma medications

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00522600

United States, Maryland
ALan L Robin MD PA
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21209
Sponsors and Collaborators
Robin, Alan L., M.D.
Alcon Research
Principal Investigator: Jennifer L Stone, OD Alan L Robin MD PA
Study Director: Alan L Robin, MD Alan L Robin MD PA

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jennifer L. Stone, OD, Glaucoma Specialists Identifier: NCT00522600     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SI0717
First Posted: August 30, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 22, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by Robin, Alan L., M.D.:
glaucoma medications

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dry Eye Syndromes
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases
Conjunctival Diseases
Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
Corneal Diseases
Ophthalmic Solutions
Pharmaceutical Solutions