What you get when you use the iCare HOME self-tonometer
• Freedom and flexibility of measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) outside office hours
• Long-term monitoring for an overall better understanding of your condition and treatment efficacy
• Easy, quick, and comfortable measurements as part of your daily routine
• No need for anesthetic or drops
• Smart iCare PATIENT2 mobile app to upload, track and review measurements
iCare HOME helps you keep track of your IOP round the clock
Intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction is the only proven method for slowing glaucoma progression. It’s not enough to measure IOP a few times a year in the clinic, since IOP peaks often occur outside of office hours. IOP varies throughout the day and night and IOP variation in glaucoma patients’ eyes is on average three times higher than in normal eyes.
The iCare HOME is a self-tonometer that revolutionizes glaucoma care, by allowing you to measure and monitor your IOP anytime, with ease. At-home measurements may help reveal IOP spikes that would have otherwise gone undetected. You and your healthcare provider have round-the-clock access to the IOP results.
As part of the bigger picture, getting accurate real-world IOP trends can assist your doctors in making care decisions. Having access to ample IOP data aids your doctors in reviewing the effects of prescribed medications or an eye operation. It will also help your doctor personalize your glaucoma care.
Intuitive device for easy, quick and comfortable measurements
iCare tonometers are based on the widely patented rebound tonometry principle. In an iCare measurement, a tiny disposable probe is gently bounced off the surface of the eye six times. The rebound measurement is safe and barely noticeable. The ease of use, accuracy, and reliability of iCare tonometers has been validated in numerous clinical studies.
Starting to use iCare HOME comes with short guidance and simple training materials. The tonometer is designed for you to use in a home setting effortlessly. It will guide you to take high-quality measurements, without the need for anesthetic, drops, or air.
iCare HOME is lightweight, fits well in the hand, and lets you measure your IOP in a sitting position, from the comfort of wherever you are. The device comes with a probe base light that helps you position the tonometer correctly for accurate measurements. The ergonomic iCare HOME comes with adjustable forehead and cheek supports.
User-friendly software for easy monitoring and sharing
The PATIENT2 mobile app for Android platform displays iCare HOME measurement results and instantly shares them with your doctor’s CLINIC platform. The simple user interface lets you follow your own measurements, displayed in a graphical or list format.
You can also access iCare CLINIC via a web browser to review your information using a patient account, created by your healthcare professional. This empowers you to understand your own condition and care journey, actively collaborate in the process, and provide valuable information that can help the doctor tailor a treatment plan for you.
If your doctor is not using the iCare CLINIC platform, you can alternatively subscribe to the iCare CLOUD platform which lets you share your measurement results with your doctor.
- Works with 2 x CRA123A lithium 3V batteries
- Product case includes 10 sterile blister probes
- USB connectivity
Watch how to measure eye pressure with the iCare HOME self-tonometer
What do the eye pressure values mean for me? When should I be concerned about the eye pressure readings?
Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the fluid pressure in the eye and is also known as eye pressure. IOP is only one aspect of eye health and glaucoma. IOP values alone cannot be used to diagnose accurately or monitor glaucoma.. Saying this, IOP reduction is still the only proven method for slowing glaucomatous progression.
Having an accurate overview of your diurnal IOP profile may assist your eye care professional in tailoring a management program to suit your individual needs. You should always discuss any IOP concerns with your eye care professional, to ascertain what normal looks like for you. Every glaucoma patient is different.
How do I show my results to my eye care professional (ECP)?
You can show your results in several ways:
- Directly on the iCare PATIENT2 app on your phone
- Print out or email a report from the computer
- You can ask your ophthalmologist to subscribe for the iCare CLINIC software so that they can view your measurement results online
Does it hurt?
Measurement is painless. The light-weight probe touches the cornea momentarily and some patients don’t even notice the measurement.
How often should I calibrate the tonometer?
The tonometer does not require any routine servicing or calibration. If there is a reason to believe that the servicing of the tonometer is necessary, contact the local distributor or the manufacturer.
How often should I change the probe base?
Every 6 months is recommended to maintain the accuracy of the device.
How often should I change the probe?
The probes are for single use (single pair of measurement sequences) only. Each probe can be used once to take a successful measurement in both eyes. If you eye is inflamed or infected, measure the healthy eye first.
Where can I find all the iCare self-tonometer instruction manuals and materials?
You can find all the manuals and materials on the iCare USB drive, located inside the iCare carrying case. You can also download digital versions from our website.
How do I clean my tonometer?
You can clean the plastic surfaces with a cloth or a paper towel dampened with water.
Can I travel with the tonometer?
Yes, you can take the tonometer anywhere with you.
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How to use the iCare HOME2 tonometer
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