Glaucoma Clinics Run On Moorfields App

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | April 18, 2013

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has developed an app to run virtual glaucoma clinics.

The trust’s Open Eyes team worked with Charing Systems and Black Pear Software on the pilot application, which was funded by a £75,000 award from the NHS interoperability toolkit information sharing challenge fund.

Open Eyes is an open source electronic patient record system being developed by the trust. The app means that glaucoma patients’ data can be viewed remotely by specialists for diagnosis.

Glaucoma is an eye disease that affects the optic nerve, and is often associated with increased fluid pressure on the eye.