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Download installation and user instructions for MRF Glaucoma,MRF Macularand MRF Neural here.

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What is MRF app?

Melbourne Rapid Fields (MRF) is designed for home-monitoring and early clinic-based detection of vision problems caused by the following conditions:

- Glaucoma

- Age-related macular degeneration

- Macular oedema from diabetes or retinal vein occlusion

- Diabetic retinopathy

- Neurological conditions that affects the visual field (including MS, optic neuritis)

Melbourne Rapid Fields software is registered with Therapeutic Goods Administration (AUS) as a Perimeter device.

MRF is meticulously designed to perform vision and visual field testing on portable tablet devices for the purpose of:

1. allowing patients to monitor vision at home and

2. allowing doctors/optometrists/general practitioners to perform visual field tests (perimetry) for patients in the clinical setting where conventional visual field machine is not available.

MRF is currently suitable for most iPad devices.

MRF is designed specifically for various conditions affecting vision

MRF Glaucoma

MRF Glaucoma is desgined specifically to perform fast and accurate assesment of the central and peripheral visual field for patients with glaucoma or eye pressure problems.

It is designed for use with the standard iPad 2/3/4, iPad Air 1/2 and iPad Pro 9.7 inch/10.5inch and 12.5 inch.

MRF Glaucoma has the following modules:

MRF Glaucoma allows patients with glaucoma to monitor visual field at home, and sends notification to doctor/optometrist if a significant change has been detected.

MRF Glaucoma is a rapid test: Visual field screening test takes approximately 1.5 minutes per eye.

For full threshold test: full threshold testing takes on average ~4 minutes per eye on normal size iPad (9.7inch) and ~3.5 minutes per eye for the larger 12.5 inch iPad Pro.

How can an iPad screen detect peripheral visual field changes? Full threshold visual field testing up to 30 degree from central fixation point is achieved on standard iPad (9.7 inch) or 10.5 inch iPad pro by patients changing fixation to 4 corners of the iPad following the fixation marker (red target) when directed during the test. On a larger screen 12.5 inch iPad pro, patients only need to change fixation once. This change in fixation allows visual field test up to 30 degrees in the horizontal meridian and 24 degrees in the vertical meridian suitable for glaucoma assessment.

How does MRF Glaucoma assess reliability of visual field testing? MRF Glaucoma assesses reliability of testing using standard reliability tests used by conventional visual field machines, these include testing for fixation loss, false positive and false negative responses.

Uses of MRF Glaucoma

1. Patients with glaucoma or eye pressure problems can use MRF Glaucoma to assess their own visual field at home. They can nominate their doctor or optometrist to receive notification and review their results for any change in their vision.

2. Optometrists/ophthalmologists/General practitioners can use MRF Glaucoma to assess visual field for patients in clinics that does not have conventional visual field machines.

3. MRF Glaucoma can be used as a visual field testing tool in rural and remote communities with poor access to conventional visual field testing.

4. The incredible portability of MRF Glaucoma means optometrists/general practitioners will be able perform visual field tests for patients who has mobility issues or living in nursing homes.

MRF Macular

MRF Macular is designed for monitoring vision for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and macular oedema due to diabetes or retinal vein occlusion.

It is designed for iPad mini 1/2/3/4, standar iPad 2/3/4, iPad Air 1/2 and iPad Pro 9.7 inch and 12.5 inch.

MRF Macular performs specialisted vision testing designed to sensitively detect early changes in the macular. These include highly sensitive macular-focused visual acuity test and central visual field testing.

MRF Macular generate alert to the nominated doctor when there are early signs of vision change in macular vision as result of Wet-AMD or macular oedema. This will then allow the doctor to prescribe the most appropriate treatment for the patient earlier than otherwise would.

MRF Diabetes

MRF Diabetes is designed to monitor and detect vision deterioration associated with diabetic retinopathy.

It is designed for standard iPad 2/3/4, iPad Air 1/2 and iPad Pro 9.7 inch/10.5inch and 12.5 inch.

MRF Neural

MRF Neural is designed for patients with neurological conditions that affect visual field (stroke patients, patients with MS or optic neuritis) to monitor their visual field over time.

It performs visual field testing as well as vision testing that is specific for neurological conditions.

It is designed for standard iPad 2/3/4, iPad Air 1/2 and iPad Pro 9.7 inch/10.5inch and 12.5 inch.

Our company specialises in the design, testing and implementation of vision related software for portable devices.

Our mission is to design products that are:

  1. Clinically validated and portable
  2. Suitable for patients to monitor their own vision at home
  3. Suitable for doctors/optometrists/general practitioners to perform vision testing in places where conventional visual field machines are not available.

Here is a short video of what we do: https://youtu.be/xaH77Rk45k4

Please contact us if you would like to use MRF in your clinic or research.

Please send your email to: Dr George Kong (georgekong@glance-optical.com) or Prof Algis Vingrys (algis@glance-optical.com)

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