Recommend to glaucoma patients, family and caregivers various products, technology and services that you have found helpful; preferably based on your own or your friends’ experience.

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Eyedrop*Printguide is a recently developed public domain design of an eye drop guide that could be freely downloaded and 3D-printed rapidly and inexpensively anywhere in the world.

Download Eyedrop*Printguide and instructions for its printing and use.

We are looking for volunteer computer experts familiar with CAD and hosting 3D printing software on various open hosting sites.

We are also looking for an experienced volunteer Intellectual Property lawyer, to help ensuring that this software and its future modifications could all be kept in the public domain.

The need for the guide

  1. Millions of people with eye disorders require frequent self-administering of eye drops.
  2. Even when ‘normal’ dexterity persons self-administer eye drops, it requires demanding concentration and manual adroitness. Not infrequently, one misses at first, and it is necessary to try again and perhaps again. Medication wastage may be significant, especially for aged or sick people, or those with arthritis or tremor. Often, administering drops by another person is difficult to arrange.
  3. Spillage is bad, because it:
    a. Diminishes treatment efficiency.
    b. Is among major factors that 50-75% of frustrated patients discontinue self-treatment, even if it leads to more disease, vision deterioration or blindness.
    c. Not less important, some eye medication, such as for glaucoma, is quite expensive, costing several dollars per drop. Hence, an eye drop guide that could reduce spillage pays for itself fast, especially if its design file is free to download.

Accelerating product innovation

Today’s biomedical and technological progress moves quite rapidly.  Regretfully, for glaucoma patients, it is never fast enough. especially if compared with many other medical subjects that are typically better financed and higher prioritized.

Glaucoma patients are destined to encourage academic and applied researchers around the globe to speed up their research and development of new tests equipment, treatments, products, smart technologies and services that could help us to beat this debilitating disease.

A good example of such a top innovation priority could be the development of new non-contact methods of measuring IOP (intraocular pressure), as well as ICP (intracranial pressure), with the use of smart apps for common mobile gadgets, analogously to the ones currently being developed by Google’s Verily biomedical research subsidiary, by Sun Yat-sen University at Guangzhou, China, and by some other academic research groups for similar kinds of medical testing. There is a great need for a novel approach to implement this critical test for daily home use by patients themselves, e.g., to monitor the effectiveness of administering eye drop drugs or effects of various environmental factors. Also, there is much scientific evidence that IOP fluctuates over 24-hour period by 10 mm Hg or more, and that single office measurements of IOP do not adequately depict the degree of fluctuation, which might contribute to glaucoma progression.

On behalf of many millions of glaucoma patients, WGPC would like to encourage both young and accomplished researchers around the world to make a difference, by coming up with novel approaches for developing such a vital glaucoma home tester; and to address other challenges that could facilitate substantive advances in glaucoma treatments.

Searching for stores selling low vision rehabilitation tools

As there are thousands variables involved in your choice of tools, mobile gadgets and software for low vision support and rehabilitation, we can’t advise you on the best options in your particular case. Fortunately, Internet can. To obtain objective and up to date information or recommendations on your best tools and approaches, consider conducting Internet searches using your favorite search engine.

To identify stores selling low vision rehabilitation tools at your favorite location, search for:
[city, country] stores for visually impaired
i.e., if you are located in Toronto, Canada, or could easily order online from that city using ecommerce services that would ship merchandize to your location, search for:
toronto stores for visually impaired.