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Published: Thursday February 21, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 3:40:49 PM

Eye drop app for forgetful patients

GLAUCOMA sufferers who forget to apply their eye drops now have a mobile app to help remind them.

Called MyEyeDrops, it allows users to select their medication from a list with accompanying photographs.

They can then set alerts to remind them to apply the correct drop to the correct eye.

The app was launched yesterday by the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC).

Because glaucoma – a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve – is a chronic condition, patients stay on medication for life. But they often forget to apply the eye drops.

An SNEC study conducted in 2011 showed that about 70%of the 344 glaucoma patients surveyed tended to forget to apply their medication. — The Straits Times/ Asia News Network

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