Augmented Reality Mobile Application for Glaucoma Education in the South Bronx

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Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System

Status

Completed

Conditions

Glaucoma

Treatments

Other: EyeCU Mobile Application

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04421859
11141902

Details and patient eligibility

About

A team at the National Healthcare Group Eye Institute in Singapore have developed an augmented reality mobile phone application, EyeCU, to simulate glaucoma progression and enhance understanding about the disease and its course. It is a bilingual (English/Spanish) application that is free-to-download on the Android and Apple app store. As eye care physicians in the South Bronx, the investigators are hopeful that the findings in this study can be extrapolated to our patients in the South Bronx, where poor health literacy, non-adherence to glaucoma medication and poor follow-up remains a large barrier. The investigators hope that by offering the simulation in both English and Spanish, the investigators will not only be able to improve our patients' understanding of glaucoma, but also improve glaucoma treatment adherence and assess our patient population's responsiveness to augmented reality as an educational platform.

Full description

Experimental design: Pilot cohort study Data collection: Patient characteristics such as age, sex, ethnicity, preferred language, zip code, employment status, highest educational attainment, current topical eye medications, Past Ocular History, Past Medical History Recruitment for participation in the study will be performed during glaucoma clinic registration Consent will be conducted by a member of the research team who is not directly involved in the participant's clinical care Pre-intervention glaucoma knowledge questionnaire (NEHEP glaucoma knowledge questionnaire) will be given to participants, to be completed on dedicated clinic tablet device. Post-intervention glaucoma knowledge questionnaire (NEHEP glaucoma knowledge questionnaire) will be given to participants, to be completed on dedicated clinic tablet device. Rate of missed glaucoma follow-up appointments before and 6 months after application use will be collected from the electronic medical record. Rate of medication adherence before and 6 months after application use will be collected from the electronic medical record.

Enrollment

50 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Patients with a clinical diagnosis of glaucoma on medical therapy for at least 4 months

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients with optic neuropathies unrelated to glaucoma
  • Patients with VA 20/100 or worse in both eyes
  • Visual defects involving fixation in both eyes
  • Patients with symptoms impairing ability to operate a smartphone during visit including diplopia, motor difficulties, cognitive impairment, illiteracy
  • Patients who are unable to read or understand English or Spanish

Trial design

Primary purpose

Other

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

50 participants in 1 patient group

EyeCU App
Experimental group
Description:
Augmented reality mobile application called "EyeCU" which simulates glaucoma progression and enhances understanding about the disease and its course. It is a bilingual (English/Spanish) application that is free-to-download on the Android and Apple app store. It will be delivered on a hospital owned tablet device and patients will be instructed to complete two sections, taking approximately 10 minutes.
Treatment:
Other: EyeCU Mobile Application

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