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Table 3 Primary care physicians’ perceived barriers to participation in glaucoma care (n = 82)

From: Primary care physicians’ role perception and self-reported performance in glaucoma care: a survey study

Factors n (%)a Mean (SD)
Lack of time 36 (45) 3.1 (1.6)
Lack of knowledge regarding:
 Glaucoma risk factors
 Diagnostic evaluation
 Treatment options and recommended follow-up
 Glaucoma medications’ adverse effects
27 (33)
25 (30)
40 (48)
43 (53)
3.0 (1.5)
2.7 (1.6)
3.6 (1.3)
3.6 (1.1)
  1. aAnswered 4 and above on a 1–6 numerical scale (1-not at all; 6-to a very large extent)