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Learning How To Manage Scared Noncompliant Patients

By: Optometry Times – January, 2018

Fear of going blind (scotomaphobia) ranks high on the list of people’s most feared medical conditions.1 Phobias, by definition, are irrational and can cause patients to act irrationally. A prime example would be when a patient becomes too scared to comply with follow-up care and retreats into denial and/or ignorance of his condition.

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