"This is an older population on multiple medications," explained Doug Hubatsch, Alcon Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario.
The dosing aid is able to record when the medication has been administered, and the treating physician can download that information from the dosing aid to assess compliance, explained Hubatsch
"Patient compliance that was reported was not consistent with what it actually was," said Hubatsch
, noting that the aid contains features such as a dosing lever to help patients take drops and a visible alarm and an audible alarm to serve as reminders to take drops.
"Patients may have trouble getting the drops in their eyes or may forget to take their drops," he