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High patient satisfaction with home vision monitoring app

Research published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that 98% of patients found the Moorfields Eye Hospital technology easy or very easy to use

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Patients have responded positively to a Moorfields Eye Hospital app that enables patients to monitor retinal conditions at home.

A new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology revealed that 98% of patients found the app either easy or very easy to use, while 89% of those surveyed would recommend the technology to others.

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Moorfields Eye Hospital
The Home Vision Monitor was first launched in February 2021. The app helps patients with retinal conditions such as AMD and diabetic retinopathy to test and monitor changes in their vision.

The study involved 417 adults who received intravitreal injections for retinal disease between May 2020 and February 2021.

During the trial period, the Home Vision Monitor triggered 26 vision change alerts, which resulted in 11 patients having their next treatment appointment brought forward.

Konstantinos Balaskas, consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, shared that the results illustrate the wide range of benefits from apps that monitor patients’ vision between appointments.

“Not only has Home Vision Monitoring saved trips to hospital and proven to be easy to use even for many of those who struggle with technology, it has helped us to respond earlier to signs of deterioration in eye conditions,” he said.