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Is there a way to check the intra ocular pressure (iop) at home?

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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are equipment that can be used by the patient .
However, it is not yet standard of care. I believe it will be in the future though.

In brief: Yes

There are equipment that can be used by the patient .
However, it is not yet standard of care. I believe it will be in the future though.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes, in future

There are several companies working on home iop measurement devices.
Icare from finland is the most advanced, and is being used for screening in some large eye clincs and ers. The unit is a little pricey for most patients to use at home as it is in the $3-5, 000 range.

In brief: Yes, in future

There are several companies working on home iop measurement devices.
Icare from finland is the most advanced, and is being used for screening in some large eye clincs and ers. The unit is a little pricey for most patients to use at home as it is in the $3-5, 000 range.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Several home iop devices can be purchased.

In brief: Yes

Several home iop devices can be purchased.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Several at-home devices are in various stages of readiness for in-home use.
They may be beneficial for those who are advised to closely monitor their pressures or who cannot easily get to an eye doctor for a pressure check. A word of caution: these at-home tests should never replace an examination at an eye doctor, especially if you are at risk of or are beinf treated for glaucoma.

In brief: Yes

Several at-home devices are in various stages of readiness for in-home use.
They may be beneficial for those who are advised to closely monitor their pressures or who cannot easily get to an eye doctor for a pressure check. A word of caution: these at-home tests should never replace an examination at an eye doctor, especially if you are at risk of or are beinf treated for glaucoma.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Soon

There have been devices to check the pressure at home before, but none of them had been safe, accurate, and affordable.
There is a new potential device called the icare one home tonometer that has promise. http://www.icaretonometer.com/index.php?page=one.

In brief: Soon

There have been devices to check the pressure at home before, but none of them had been safe, accurate, and affordable.
There is a new potential device called the icare one home tonometer that has promise. http://www.icaretonometer.com/index.php?page=one.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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