General Eye Care / Patient Consulting; Glaucoma / All

Patient Barriers for Instilling Eye Drops

Austin Lifferth, OD, demonstrates the difficulties patients have putting drops in their eyes. This video includes four actual patients, who presented for exams on the same day. With their permission, Dr. Lifferth recorded the specific reasons for difficulty, in their own words. Dr. Lifferth comments that he was was amazed at the potential waste, inaccuracy, contamination, and self- injury that could come from putting in eye drops. This challenge is often underestimated by physicians.