Use of preservative-free multidose dispenser (Comod system) for glaucoma medications
Ahmad Fauzi, MD1, Shamala S. Ganesan, MD1, Mimiwati Zahari, MD1, Mariam Jamaludin, MPH2
To describe our experience in the use of preservative-free Comod system in glaucoma patients
120 glaucoma patients were recruited and randomly assigned to group I (conventional system) or group II (Comod system). Schirmer’s test, tear-breakup time (BUT), and culture and sensitivity (CS) tests were performed. A self-administered questionnaire was given to participants to evaluate ease of application, ocular stinging, and dryness.
The Comod system did not cause any ocular stinging (p < 0.01) and was easy to use. Tear BUT and Schirmer’s test were not different between the 2 groups. CS tests of the Comod at week 11 did not yield any organism.
The Comod system was more comfortable, easy to use, and can be used as a multidose system in administering glaucoma medications.