Testing on tap: glaucoma monitoring in the home

What are the potential benefits of home glaucoma monitoring – and the challenges to be overcome? Juliette Astrup reports.

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Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide (Parihar, 2016) and is responsible for one in 10 UK blindness registrations (NICE, 2007). Lifelong treatment and monitoring for an ageing population creates pressure on the hospital eye service (HES), with more than one million glaucoma visits per year (Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, 2020).

 

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