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Thesis

Survey of optometrists in nine therapeutic states regarding their treatment of five different ocular conditions

1 May 1995

Abstract

This survey includes practicing optometrists from nine therapeutic states, to which a total of 225 surveys were sent, requesting their treatment of five different ocular conditions. The purpose of the survey was to see if practicing optometrists use the same "treatment of choice" that are taught in optometry school. The data was compiled into primary drugs of choice, and the total number of times a drug was listed for a given condition. The five conditions used were: bacterial conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis, epithelial corneal abrasion, anterior uveitis, and viral conjunctivitis. Corresponding drugs of choice were: Polytrim, Naphcon-A, Tobrex, Pred Forte with a cycloplegic, and Naphcon-A. Data is displayed in graphical and tabular form for ease of interpretation.


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