British researchers have developed a technique that enables people with “glaucoma”, otherwise known as “glaucoma”, to monitor their condition by performing a test inside their homes.
Glaucoma affects the eyes and causes damage to the optic nerve, which may lead to vision loss in a way that cannot be treated afterwards, and is the main cause of vision loss worldwide.
Glaucoma patients need lifelong follow-up and common eye examinations in order to follow the development of the condition, and these follow-ups require regular hospitalization.
The innovation of the new system was provided by researchers from Metropolis University in London. In order to examine eyes and glaucoma at home, especially after the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, and to impose periods of closures and home bans. Especially since the annual hospital visits are considered an insufficient procedure to track infection with this disease.
Researchers have provided 20 glaucoma patients in England and Wales with a prototype of the home eye test based on artificial intelligence technology and a tablet computer for six months and asked them to test their presence of glaucoma at home.
The results of the home examination showed a similarity of 98% to the results of the tests conducted in clinics and hospitals, according to the researchers.
This home monitoring system helps to track the condition and its development. And avoid the occurrence of vision loss by discovering it months or years before it occurs.