MyEYES, LLC Founder, Barbara Wirostko, M.D., shares what Home IOP measurements can tell us in a recent article featured in Glaucoma Research Foundation.
Excerpt from the article:
IOP is the key risk factor for glaucoma development and progression. We know that IOP fluctuates constantly, between doctor’s visits, with exercise, during sleep, and even throughout the day. Very much like blood pressure and glucose levels it is helpful to be able to look for “highs and lows.” The more frequently your IOP is measured, the better overall picture your doctor will have of any fluctuations.
Currently, the most common way to get this information is to measure IOP in the clinic at different times of day over several visits. With recent advances, IOP measurements are now possible at home, with an FDA approved prescription device called the iCare® HOME. Current in-office diagnostic techniques provide sufficient information to treat most glaucoma patients but in rare cases, monitoring IOP at home may be helpful.
This original editorial article was published in the September 2021 edition of GLEAMS