Ophthalmic manual sets sights on top app award

An app designed to help GPs and optometrists to more easily diagnose eye disorders has been named as a winner in the New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association's (NZPSHA) Leaders in Quality Awards.

The Auckland Eye Manual app is a comprehensive ophthalmic diagnostic resource that provides a reference guide across all sub-speciality eye diseases.

It explains the appropriate methods for taking an ophthalmic history, and along with the use of colour photos, aids in identifying important signs for over 100 common eye conditions. Immediate and longer-term management and referral guidelines are also included.

Designed originally as a print resource for GPs by specialists from private ophthalmology clinic Auckland Eye and its surgery arm Oasis Surgical, the manual was then turned into an app to make the manual even more accessible to GPs and optometrists.

The app is now used by the University of Auckland as an educational tool for all fifth-year students.

The Auckland Eye Manual app is available iOS and Android devices for free for New Zealand users.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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