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Remote IOP Monitoring:
lessons learned from a doctor and a patient

Dear Friend, 

Join us on Tuesday, Sept 27 for a talk with Dr. Barbara Wirostko FARVO and glaucoma patient Rebecca Vilender about the benefits of measuring your IOP at home, and how you can access an affordable home-monitoring device.

Glaucoma is a chronic disease that requires chronic monitoring. IOP monitoring is most often based on measurements taken during clinic visits, necessarily occurring at a specific day and time during business hours, often months apart. However, IOP can vary throughout the day and night; spot measurements cannot capture its fluctuations. 

Knowing this, many physicians want to monitor IOP at various times. The iCare Home offers a tonometer (an instrument for measuring pressure) that can be easily used by patients outside of their doctor’s office hours. Physicians report that, for some patients, the iCare Home tonometer has detected dramatic and potentially dangerous spikes in IOP that they did not capture during office visits. Detecting these IOP spikes, prior to progression, may enable earlier intervention, more accurate treatment, and better outcomes. 

Now, you can rent or buy an affordable iCare Home tonometer with a prescription from your physician. Dr. Barbara Wirostko, founder of MyEyes, will talk about the process, and a patient who has used the iCare Home will demonstrate its use and tell us how she benefitted from monitoring her IOP throught the day.

Register for the webinar here.

About Dr. Barbara Wirostko FARVO
 

Barbara Wirostko is a board-certified practicing glaucoma specialist holding a Clinical Adjunct Professor position at the University of Utah, in Ophthalmology at Moran Eye Center and in the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering. She is a serial entrepreneur and strategic executive on ophthalmic drug development and is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Qlaris Bio, a VC-backed Biotech startup looking to develop ophthalmic therapeutics for unmet medical needs.

Dr. Wirostko sits on various editorial boards including the prestigious Ophthalmology Glaucoma, Journal of Glaucoma, and Acta Ophthalmologica, has published and written numerous peer-reviewed papers and books, and serves on various advisory boards, grant review committees, and holds fellowship positions with The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  She has been invited globally to lecture on her area of clinical research expertise, exfoliation glaucoma. She is a member of the scientific advisory board of The Glaucoma Foundation.

Dr. Wirostko received her MD from and completed her residency at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY, and holds a BA with distinction in Microbiology from Cornell University.

About Rebecca W. Vilendrer

Rebecca is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and works as a Senior Manager at an IT consulting firm. She has had juvenile glaucoma for almost 30 years. Her glaucoma specialist recently recommended that she use the iCare Home tonometry device to measure her IOP around the clock, and this provided invaluable information to help guide her treatment. The iCare Home allowed observation of diurnal IOP variations, whereas clinic appointments didn’t catch the high IOPs that were occurring at other times during the day. 

Rebecca has always enjoyed analyzing data, and she holds a BA degree in Mathematics from St. Olaf College and an MS degree in Software Engineering, Software Management from the University of St. Thomas.  
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