RemoniHealth Reports Clinical Trial Results of Its Remote Physiologic Monitoring System for Patients with Chronic Retinal Conditions
The study is one of the first clinical trials to validate the clinical utility of real-world remote physiologic monitoring using an on-demand vision-as-a-service (VaaS) extension to the specialty retina clinic to enable remote monitoring of patients with chronic diseases such as AMD, diabetic retinopathy, and other retinal conditions. Macustat® is a part of a suite of cloud-based VaaS digital health applications which includes remote monitoring tests for glaucoma, AMD, DME, and other chronic conditions.
In the clinical study, 50 eyes were evaluated with the self-administered Macustat® test and compared to office-based retinal examination, which included OCT imaging of the retina. The self-administered home test was accessed through the RemoniHealth Platform on a device-agnostic screen of a smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, or other consumer peripherals with internet access. Central visual function was assessed with the multimodal Macustat® test using dynamic virtual Amsler grid testing, hyperacuity perimetry, and visual acuity testing—all delivered via a remote telehealth interface. With the self-test, 96% of eyes registered central retina acuity within 0.2 LogMAR of office acuity measurement while the performance efficacy for the detection of macular function defects such as metamorphopsias and scotomas exceeded 90%.
“Age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are the top leading causes of blindness. In the United States, about 20 million people are at risk of going blind from these diseases, which is expected to increase as our population ages, and we struggle with obesity. Worldwide, we expect even greater challenges from these two diseases. Empowering the patient with tools for detecting problems before significant vision loss occurs on an easily accessible platform is key. The Macustat® is demonstrating encouraging results in our retina practices as an on-demand, accessible, and clinically meaningful monitoring application,” said Dr. Gentile, clinical professor of ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear of Mount Sinai and principal investigator.
“The Macustat® test of central retinal function delivered via a telemedicine platform demonstrates high concordance with clinical findings from the in-office retina exam. I see enormous applications of such digital health tools not only for patient care but for population health initiatives where exponential technology can deliver both scale and access,” said Dr. Ranya Habash, assistant professor of ophthalmology and medical director of technology innovation at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and co-author.
About RemoniHealth Inc.
RemoniHealth is a digital eye health company for remote patient monitoring and care management using a next-generation vision-as-a-service technology service model. The company aims to improve care and real-world patient outcomes by increasing access to smart digital health applications and services.
1. Chen E, Mills M, Gallagher T, Ianchulev S, Habash R, Gentile RC. Remote patient monitoring of central retinal function with MACUSTAT®: A multi-modal macular function scan. DIGITAL HEALTH. 2022;8. doi:10.1177/20552076221132105