Date of Award

5-2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Willard Bleything

Abstract

The question is examined, "Are there risk factors associated with ophthalmic medications and breastfeeding?" And, are optometrists are really aware of such risks? A survey of 306 optometrists revealed that approximately one third of optometrists were unsure that ophthalmic drugs are passed into breast milk. In a parallel fashion, this study probed the general awareness and current practices with ophthalmic drugs and nursing women to determine if proper informed consent procedures are occurring before instilling ophthalmic drugs with nursing mother patients.

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Optometry Commons

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