Teleglaucoma Using a New Smartphone-Based Tool for Visual Field Assessment

Grau E, Andrae S, Horn F, Hohberger B, Ring M, Michelson G (2023)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2023


Book Volume: 32

Pages Range: 186-194

Journal Issue: 3

DOI: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000002153


Précis: COVID-19 underlines the importance of telemedical diagnostics. The smartphone-based campimetry (Sb-C) is a newly developed digital application allowing visual field testing using a head-mounted device and a smartphone. It enables visual field screening remotely from a clinic. Background: Sb-C is a newly developed tool for functional ophthalmic diagnosis. This study aimed to examine the comparability of the Sb-C and Octopus 900 to ensure ophthalmological care in times of social distancing. Methods: Total 93 eyes were included in the study. After an ophthalmological examination, the visual field was tested by the Octopus program G1 and by the smartphone-based campimeter. The Sb-C was performed using VR glasses and an iPhone 6. The software Sb-C was downloaded and installed as SmartCampiTracker app and is examining the 30-degree visual field with 59 test positions corresponding to the G pattern of Octopus G1. Sensitivities were recorded and saved on the app. In addition, test-retest reliability was tested on 6 ophthalmologically healthy participants. Results: The group comprised 48 women and 45 men (mean age: 62.52±12.2 y) including 19 controls, 17 patients with ocular hypertension, 11 preperimetric glaucomas, and 46 perimetric glaucomas. The mean sensitivity (MS) of all points of G1 perimetry was 23.13 dB (95% CI, 22.08-24.18). The MS of the Sb-C was 21.23 dB (95% CI, 20.37-22.08). The correlation between the mean MS measured by G1 perimetry and the Sb-C was strong (r=0.815, P<0.05). The test-retest reliability showed a correlation of r=0.591 (P<0.05). Conclusions: With some technical adjustments, the Sb-C shows promise for screening glaucoma and monitoring disease progression remotely from an ophthalmologic clinic.

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Grau, E., Andrae, S., Horn, F., Hohberger, B., Ring, M., & Michelson, G. (2023). Teleglaucoma Using a New Smartphone-Based Tool for Visual Field Assessment. Journal of Glaucoma, 32(3), 186-194.


Grau, Elisabeth, et al. "Teleglaucoma Using a New Smartphone-Based Tool for Visual Field Assessment." Journal of Glaucoma 32.3 (2023): 186-194.

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