Odysight: A Mobile Medical Application Designed for Remote Monitoring-A Prospective Study Comparison with Standard Clinical Eye Tests

Ophthalmol Ther. 2019 Sep;8(3):461-476. doi: 10.1007/s40123-019-0203-9. Epub 2019 Jul 25.


Introduction: The purpose of this study (Tilak Study No: TIL-001) was to evaluate the medical modules on the mobile medical application OdySight and compare them to the gold standard tests for visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and Amsler Grid.

Methods: A total of 120 eyes were evaluated in an open-label, single-arm, prospective, single-site study during which participants performed monocular, gold standard tests for measuring visual acuity (Sloan Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study [ETDRS] letter chart at 40 cm testing distance and ETDRS letter chart at 4 m testing distance [40-cm and 4-m ETDRS, respectively), contrast sensitivity (Pelli-Robson contrast sensitivity chart [Pelli-Robson test]), and metamorphopsia/scotoma (Amsler Grid) followed by the respective modules on OdySight (also monocular). During this study, both the distance between the device and the patient's eye and room illumination were controlled by the examiner.

Results: A Bland-Altman analysis demonstrated that there was no disagreement between the results of the OdySight visual acuity module and both the 40-cm Sloan ETDRS and 4-m ETDRS tests, with a very low level of bias (0.53 and - 1.53 letters, respectively). The same analysis of contrast sensitivity showed a broader disagreement between the results of the OdySight module and those of the Pelli-Robson test. A McNemar test indicated that there was no significant difference between results obtained by the OdySight Amsler Grid module and those obtained by the paper version for the detection of metamorphopsia and scotoma (p = 1.0 for both).

Conclusion: The results from the TIL-001 study demonstrate good agreement, overall, between the measurements taken by the near visual acuity module and the Amsler grid module of OdySight as compared to currently used gold standards. The contrast sensitivity module of OdySight will require additional investigation. OdySight could be used for remote monitoring of vision between clinic visits and potentially assist in follow-up planning.

Funding: Tilak Healthcare funded the study and the Rapid Service Fees.

Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03457441.

Keywords: AMD; Amsler grid; App; ETDRS; Eye diseases; Mobile medical game; OdySight; Remote monitoring; Visual acuity; mHealth.

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  • ClinicalTrials.gov/NCT03457441