Filtering forecast techniques personalize monitoring schedules for patients with glaucoma

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A tool that quickly assimilates information on IOP, visual field performance and structural optic nerve changes is under development, according to a presenter here.Using Kalman filtering to mathematically monitor the motion of a dynamic system, in this case measurements surrounding glaucoma, researchers are developing the tool to help guide providers in personalizing glaucoma treatment, Joshua D. Stein, MD, MS, told colleagues at the World Glaucoma Congress. Kalman filtering can forecast future stage trajectory and combine multiple measurements for optimal noise reduction.

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