Cataract Health Record Software
People with cataracts should keep health records to actively manage their eye health and track the progression of the condition. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals with cataracts to record symptoms such as blurry vision, glare, difficulty seeing at night, or changes in color perception, providing insights into the impact of cataracts on their vision. Recording potential triggers, such as exposure to bright sunlight or prolonged screen time, can help identify factors that worsen their symptoms or affect their visual comfort. Additionally, tracking measurements of visual acuity and intraocular pressure can provide valuable information on the severity of cataracts and any potential changes over time. Monitoring medications, including eye drops or other prescribed treatments, can ensure adherence to the recommended treatment plan. Regularly documenting eye exams, tests, and procedures, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans or surgery, can also help individuals communicate effectively with their eye care professionals and make informed decisions about their cataract management.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To reduce glare while #driving, I will consider wearing polarized sunglasses during bright daylight hours. I will also take breaks during prolonged screen use and continue using my eye drops #Cyclosporine as prescribed to manage dryness.
Today, I experienced increased glare and difficulty reading road signs while driving during bright daylight. I also noticed slightly #blurry_vision when looking at objects in the distance.
The intense sunlight during the midday drive might have exacerbated my #glare symptoms. Prolonged screen time on my smartphone might have contributed to my temporary blurry vision.
I used my prescribed lubricating eye drops #Cyclosporine as needed to alleviate dryness and discomfort.
I measured my #visual_acuity at home using a vision chart, and the results showed a slight decrease compared to my last measurement.
I have an upcoming follow-up appointment with my ophthalmologist #Dr.Brown next week to discuss my cataract symptoms and assess the progression of the condition.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.