Compliance with Ocular Medication 243

Pouya N. Dayani and Michael A. Kass

14.1 Clinical Features of Noncompliance, 244

14.2 Prevalence of Noncompliance, 244

14.3 Reasons for Noncompliance, 246

14.3.1 Patient Factors, 246

14.3.2 Disease Factors, 248

14.3.3 Treatment Factors, 248

14.3.4 Patient-Physician Relationship, 249

14.3.5 Clinical Environment, 250

14.4 Detection of Noncompliance, 250

14.5 Strategies to Improve Compliance, 251

14.5.1 Simplification of Regimen, 251

14.5.2 Improvement of Patient-Physician Relationship, 252

14.5.3 Patient Education, 252

14.5.4 Memory Aids, 252

14.6 Looking Forward, 253

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