iCare Home2 handheld tonometer. Photo: iCare. Click image to enlarge.
In-office tonometry readings only show you a brief snapshot of a patient’s intraocular pressure (IOP), which varies considerably throughout the day and night. With the increased interest in self-tonometers such as iCare Home, it’s now possible to document a patient’s IOP readings around the clock without requiring them to travel to the office. The newest incarnation, called iCare Home2, allows IOP measurements to be taken while a patient is sitting or lying down, making it more accessible and user-friendly than the previous model, according to a company press release.
As with the original iCare Home, the new model uses cloud-based software called iCare Clinic to store IOP data that eyecare professionals can access 24/7 to help make appropriate treatment and management decisions. The company also notes that patients can review and monitor their own measurements using a mobile app called Patient2, which allows data to be saved from the tonometer to the patient’s smartphone via Bluetooth.
iCare says its latest handheld self-tonometer enables remote IOP monitoring during a time when the need for virtual healthcare is increasing and may also provide valuable clinical data that’s otherwise unobtainable through periodic in-person appointments.
For more information, visit www.icare-world.com.