Many thanks to you and the Icare team for letting us use the new device at this eye screening event for patients with Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
Many of these patients use wheelchairs (as this patient shown does) and therefore it is extremely difficult to align these patients well with traditional Goldmann tonometry. We were not allowed to use anesthetic drops during this screening event, and therefore tonopen was not an option. The Icare device worked very well for these OI patients during this screening event and we may attempt similar screenings for OI patients going forward.
Thanks again for helping us. We will be seeking to publish our results and will credit Icare for helping us record IOP measurements.
Felix Chau, MD
Pictured is Victor Villegas, MD, from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute screening a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta who uses a wheelchair.
The screening took place at the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation National Meeting in Orlando, Florida in July 2016.