IOP self-monitoring anywhere, anytime
Icare® HOME tonometer is designed for home use for Glaucoma Patients or suspects, who need regular IOP monitoring by Ophthalmologists recommendation.
Icare® HOME enables IOP monitoring anywhere and anytime, and it is one of the first methods for 24h IOP monitoring outside the clinic.
The new concept with continuous monitoring provides more information to the Ophthalmologist and comfort for the patient. Also, the clinic efficiency can be improved.
The device is based on a rebound measuring principle that requires no drops, air or specialized skills for its use.
|Icare HOME tonometer|
|Dimensions||11cm x 8cm x 3cm|
|Power supply||2 x CR123 non-rechargeable batteries|
|Measurement range||5 – 50 mmHg|
|Accuracy||(95 % tolerance interval relative to manometry): ±1.2 mmHg (20 mmHg) and ±2.2 mmHg (>20 mmHg)|
|Repeatability (coefficient of variation)||<8%|
|This device has BF-type electric shock protection|
CLIENTS WHO HAVE USED THIS PRODUCT
Taking normal icare measurements is very straight-forward – I can train novice technicians in 15 minutes. Teaching patients to take their own measurements takes a little longer but is time well spent (around 20 minutes to set-up the device to fit their face and train). The effort is worthwhile because when the patient returns you have a set of IOP measurements for both eyes taken at different times day.
ROBERT HARVEY, CONSULTANT OPHTHALMOLOGIST, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
In patients with suspected glaucoma, daily intraocular pressure monitoring is also essential. In a high proportion of these patients, IOP elevations may be missed during regular scheduled examinations. Knowing these pres- sure peaks exist can help control the disease and person- alize and optimize the treatment regimen. Autotonometry is an efficient option for this purpose, as well as being comfortable for the patient.
JOSÉ MARÍA MARTÍNEZ DE LA CASA, MD, PROFESSOR OF OPHTHALMOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF MADRID, SPAIN
In patients with glaucoma, there is a possibility of their eye pressure either fluctuating significantly or being outside the target range (as determined by their doctor). Both these changes are associated with worsening of glaucoma. Monitoring for these changes between office visits can help reassure the doctor and the patient that the therapy is adequate and that the patient is compliant with treatment. If the eye pressure is not stable, then the doctor can recommend additional treatment or tailor the eye drop regimen to stabilize the pressure before permanent loss of tissue or visual field occurs.