iCare HOME tonometer for self-monitoring of IOP
The iCare HOME tonometer is the first device available to patients for measuring intraocular pressure at home. iCare HOME provides an extensive and accurate view to the patient’s diurnal IOPs for the eye doctor adding value to glaucoma management. For the patient iCare HOME provides peace of mind and improves compliance to taking glaucoma medication.
“The difference between readings we obtain in the office and the data from the Icare HOME is like the difference between a single snapshot and a continuous movie of a patient’s daily life.” – Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, Mapping diurnal IOP fluctuations at home, insert to Glaucoma Today, September/October 2018
Glaucoma patients or those who are suspected of developing glaucoma can measure IOP themselves during normal daily activities throughout the day as advised by their doctor. Measurement results are uploaded to a cloud database from where they are accessible both to the doctor and the patient. Comprehensive IOP data facilitates high-quality care and can mean long-term cost savings.
iCare HOME is comfortable and easy to use, guiding the patient to make high-quality measurements every time. The device is lightweight and, thanks to a custom-designed case, easy to carry around. The ease of use, accuracy and reliability of the iCare HOME tonometer has been shown in numerous clinical studies.
As for all iCare tonometers, measuring requires no anesthesia, drops, air or other preparation.
Glaucoma management based on real IOP information
iCare HOME allows measurements at different times of the day during several days providing a comprehensive picture of diurnal fluctuations in intraocular pressure. The measurements may help to reveal IOP peaks that would not have been recognized if the measurements were made only during office hours at the clinic.
Long-term intraocular pressure monitoring enables glaucoma treatment based on comprehensive and reliable information. Diurnal IOP information from iCare HOME measurements can reveal the need for a medication change or surgery sooner. Post-surgery IOP monitoring can begin without delay, thanks to the gentle measurement technique.
Time savings and better medication compliance
Together, the care provider and the patient can follow the effectiveness of glaucoma treatment without the patient having to visit the clinic for eye pressure measurement alone, improving the clinic’s efficiency and saving the patient’s time. iCare HOME can increase the patient’s compliance in taking topical medication as he or she can see the effect of a medication in IOP measurement results. iCare HOME also may bring peace of mind for the glaucoma patient.
Rebound technology is gentle for the eyes
The iCare HOME tonometer is based on the widely patented iCare rebound tonometry principle. In an iCare measurement, a tiny disposable probe is briefly bounced off the surface of the eye six times. The rebound measurement is barely noticeable by the patient. No anesthesia or other preparations are needed.
Reliable measurements with the easy-to use iCare HOME
Before the patient takes iCare HOME into use, he or she is advised by the hospital or clinic personnel on how to make measurements. The iCare HOME also guides the patient to take measurements correctly, helping to find the correct measurement position. The doctor will advise on how often measurements should be made.
Advanced software for IOP data storing and reporting
Measurements made with the iCare HOME are uploaded to the iCare CLINIC software. iCare CLINIC is secure, cloud-based software for storing and reporting patient IOP results. All information is easily accessible for the attending physician and the patient 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Informative views to IOP data are available, including a view facilitating the comparison of IOP measurement results from before and after a pressure lowering procedure or a medication change.
Upload of information from the iCare HOME to the iCare CLINIC happens easily either with the iCare PATIENT app running in Android mobile devices or with the iCare EXPORT app running in PC environment.
For local storage and reporting of IOP data, the iCare LINK software can be used. iCare LINK is an application that can be installed locally to a PC.