It is obvious that many patients have trouble getting exactly one drop in the eye. This leads to patients running out of medication prior to their refill time. A bottle of drops is not like a bottle of pills. Most of us can figure out how many pills have been pulled out of the bottle.
"The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society have been hard at work, meeting with insurers and Medicare officials to ensure that glaucoma patients receive the medications they need to prevent vision loss from glaucoma. Because of these efforts, recent memos issued from Medicare have instructed insurers to allow refills of eye drops at reasonable intervals."
Source: Glaucoma Research FoundationPlease click on that link for hints on how to fight your insurance company and pharmacy over denials of early refills.
Mark J. Fritz, MD212 N. Larkin Ave. Joliet, IL 60435815-741-0666
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