Glaucoma Health Record Software
People with glaucoma should keep health records to closely monitor their eye health, track symptoms, and manage the condition effectively. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals to record and track symptoms related to glaucoma, such as gradual loss of peripheral vision, eye pain, and increased eye pressure. They can also document potential triggers that may exacerbate their symptoms, such as stress, eye strain, or changes in medication. Regularly measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) is crucial to monitor its fluctuations, which is a key indicator of glaucoma progression.
Additionally, individuals can track any lab tests conducted, such as visual field tests and optical coherence tomography (OCT), to assess the extent of nerve damage and monitor the effectiveness of treatments. Recording medications taken, such as eye drops or oral medications, helps in managing IOP and preserving vision. Doctor visits, follow-up appointments, and glaucoma-related procedures, such as laser therapy or surgical interventions, can also be documented in the health journal to ensure comprehensive eye health management.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To minimize #eye_strain, I will implement the 20-20-20 rule while using digital devices, taking short breaks every 20 minutes to look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Today, I experienced mild #eye_pain and noticed a slight reduction in my peripheral vision in both eyes.
I suspect that spending an extended period in front of the #computer screen yesterday might have contributed to today's symptoms.
I used my prescribed eye drops #Timolol twice today to manage intraocular pressure.
I had a scheduled #visual_field test today, and the results indicated a slight progression in my peripheral vision loss compared to my last test three months ago.
I measured my #intraocular_pressure today using my portable tonometer, and it was within the target range prescribed by my ophthalmologist.
I have an upcoming follow-up appointment with my ophthalmologist #Dr.Brown in two weeks to discuss the recent visual field test results and evaluate the effectiveness of my current treatment plan.
*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.