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Updated: 02/20/2013 01:23 | By Channel NewsAsia

App for glaucoma patients

App for glaucoma patients

App for glaucoma patients

SINGAPORE: The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) has launched the world’s first free mobile app for glaucoma patients.

The app helps patients and caregivers to remember to apply their medications on time through reminder alerts.

Doctors said this is timely as most patients have a tendency to miss their medications.

The app is also user—friendly and includes information on the disease and treatment options.

Dr Jocelyn Chua, a consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre, said: "What we have done is to create a drop list of all the glaucoma medications that we have in our SNEC pharmacy. We also have pictures of specific medications and we realise that a lot of our patients actually identify or recognise according to the pictures rather than the name. So when they look at the drop list, it is a lot easier for them to identify which of the medications they are actually using."

— CNA/fa

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