The application uses the camera in the Android device, along with digital filters to allow the user to experience the symptoms of a particular disease. Using sliding touch-screen controls, the user can manipulate the severity of the symptoms. Still images from the simulations can be saved by the user and stored or shared.
The application also provides detailed information about each of the eye diseases including associated visual phenomenon, symptoms, causes and treatments. The user can also access Braille Institute's website or contact Braille Institute directly via email for more information.
This application was designed to foster understanding and compassion for the millions of people affected by these eye conditions.
For more information on the VisionSim application please email: appthinktank@BrailleInstitute.org
The MyEyeMatters app, developed by the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), offers comprehensive educational information on various eye conditions, symptoms, prevention, treatment and useful eye care tips. With a simple-to-use user interface, the app offers the ability to view, explore, learn, locate and share the information.
This app will:
1. Allow easy access to eye-related information such as common eye symptoms and eye conditions.
3. Offer educational information to keep patients and their caregivers informed about pre and post-surgical care.
4. Provide convenient, mobile availability of educational videoand everyday eye care tips.
5. Enable users and patients to find their specialistsin SNEC and make appointments
A great tool for addressing patient education, this app will help patients and their caregivers better understand what is going on with their eyes, why they are receiving certain procedures or medications, and how to take care of themselves after their eye operations.
Download the other useful apps developed by SNEC:
• MyEyeGym – Eye Exercises for restoring binocular vision/stereopsis or 3D vision, for persons suffering from squints (strabismus).
• MyEyeDrops – Medication/eye drop reminder for glaucoma patients and their caregivers. The app will indicate the right eye drops for the right eye at the right time.
About Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)
Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) is the designated national centre within Singapore’s public sector healthcare network. It spearheads and co-ordinates the provision of specialised ophthalmological services with emphasis on quality education and research.
SNEC’s facilities include an 8-storey tower block and a four-storey podium block and it consists of three floors of outpatient clinics supported by comprehensive ancillary facilities, nine operating theatres with expanded day recovery suites and two floors housing the Singapore Eye Research Institute's research clinics and research laboratories.
Ten subspecialties have been established to provide a full range of eye treatment from comprehensive to tertiary levels for the entire spectrum of eye conditions:
2) Corneal and External Eye Disease
3) General Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology
6) Ocular Inflammation and Immunology
7) Oculoplastic and Aesthetic Eyeplastic
8) Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
9) Refractive Surgery
SNEC is actively involved in clinical trials and research into the causes and treatment of major eye conditions such as myopia and glaucoma. Thousands of ophthalmologists from neighbouring countries and beyond have participated in the Centre’s teaching courses and international meetings. To advance ophthalmic science and service, and to increase opportunities for professional interactions and collaboration, SNEC has also fostered strategic links with leading eye institutions around the world.
The centre’s one-stop multi-subspecialty approach to treatment of complex eye conditions, a quality assurance programme that is backed by 100% audit of outcomes and its pursuit of high-impact translational research have placed SNEC as one of the premier eye centres in the region.
Singapore National Eye Centre
11 Third Hospital Avenue, Singapore 168751
Tel: (65) 6227 7255
Fax: (65) 6227 7290