PURPOSE: To explore why glaucoma patients believe that glaucoma continues to cause vision loss despite the availability of effective treatment.
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Patients frequently struggle with adherence to prescribed medications and this can adversely affect the disease process. Kellogg Eye Center Medication Adherence researchers are actively studying rates of adherence, reasons for non-adherence, and methods to improve patients’ adherence with their medications.
Dr. Newman-Casey is a glaucoma specialist whose primary research is on glaucoma medication adherence and improving health system support for chronic disease self-management in ophthalmology. She also works on improving access to high-quality care through the use of telemedicine.
Dr. Stein is a glaucoma specialist with expertise in research using large data sets to understand important associations with ocular diseases and to study the economics of eye care.