How well can glaucoma patients measure their own intraocular pressure?

Self-measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) by glaucoma patients is feasible and acceptable, but it remains to be seen whether it is sufficiently accurate to guide clinical management, according to an observational study.

"Although these initial results show patients are able to measure their own intraocular pressure, further studies are needed to determine the value to clinical practice,” Dr. Andrew J. Tatham from The Edinburgh Clinic, told Reuters Health by email. “In particular, studies are needed that examine whether having more pressure measurements from self-tonometry improves our ability to identify patients at higher risk of visual loss."

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Date: 26/09/2017