The drop and medication regimen for people can be confusing, especially for those with poor vision. The brief was to design and develop a smartphone app to be used by patients for their surgery aftercare and a web app, to be used by clinicians, to create personalised drop/medication regimes. These regimes are pushed to the app after performing various eye surgeries.
When a patient has treatment, for example LASIK - a specific procedure of laser eye surgery - the clinician uses a QR or text code to download the patient’s regimen to their smartphone.
The iOS app
The main purpose of the app is to send an alert, like a text message or wake up alarm to remind the patient of what to use and when. An image of the drop/medication appears on screen and the patient is asked to confirm they have taken the required dose. The patient is in control of the first and last reminder of the day. This allows the aftercare regime to adjust to the patient’s lifestyle, ensuring they receive enough medications throughout the day but not sending reminders while they are asleep.
The web app
The web app is used by the clinician to create specific medication regimes. Login is required and the web app is used to set up a list of medications to be used by the patient and the frequency of use e.g. LASIK-1 regimen used to patient John Doe number JDS15000.
The smartphone app feeds information to the web app, gathering useful data on behaviours surrounding patients taking medications. This is with a view to audit treatment data to improve outcomes and ultimately, patient care.
The CleverDrops™ app was designed to be an easy, convenient and practical way to keep on top of post-treatment routines.