NEW ORLEANS – A smartphone app may help patients with age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy take better care of their vision. Research presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Opthamology found that patients who used the Checkup app got comparable results to in-office vision testing. “We’re excited about the potential of this technology to improve patient care,” said Dr. Rahul Khurana, the lead researcher, in a statement. “We found that it encouraged patients to take a more active role in their care and they found it easy to use.” Patients use the voice-activated app to assess their vision as often as their ophthalmologist prescribes. It sends reminders to a patient’s device if they forget to test on schedule and results of the test are sent in real-time to a secure cloud-based data warehouse.
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