Examples of common ophthalmic PROMs in OutcomeMD:
Condition PROM PROM use in the literature
Cataracts
  • Catquest 9-SF
Dry eye disease
  • Ocular Surface Disease Index
    (OSDI)
Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Quality of Life
    (GQL)-15
Macular degeneration
  • Impact of Vision Impairment
    (IVI)*
Ocular surface index
  • Ocular Surface Disease Index
    (OSDI)
Retinopathy
  • National Eye Institute Visual
    Function Questionnaire (NEI-VFQ)
Strabismus
  • Adult Strabismus (AS)-20
All ophthalmic conditions
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) validated person-centred measures to track all relevant symptoms including:
    • Pain intensity
    • Pain interference
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    Below are links for more information on OutcomeMD’s use of:
  • PROMIS Computer Adaptive Tests
  • PROMIS, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-Me, & NIH Toolbox
*License pending - if interested in this measure, please contact us to discuss possible additional charges associated with this particular instrument
Additionally, as the technology partner of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), OutcomeMD works to respect ICHOM’s recommended PROMs for cataracts and macular degeneration when possible.

For cardiovascular conditions that encompass more than one patient area or domain (for example, dyspnea + depression + anxiety + physical function), OutcomeMD has developed clusters of multiple PROs based on validated medical literature. With our PRO clusters, you will always have a comprehensive view of how your patient is progressing.
The value of OutcomeMD to Ophthalmology:
  • Provide comprehensive care management by using patient reported outcome (PRO) data to identify possible clinical pathways post-surgery.
    • In patients who completed PRO measures (PROMs) to assess dry eye and visual symptoms before and after LASIK surgery, nearly half reported new visual symptoms post-surgery. This highlighted the importance of counselling patients pre-surgery about possible short-term effects related to new visual symptoms.1.
  • Identify and engage in best practices to meet patient needs
    • Use of PROM data contributed to the NICE guideline recommending bevacizumab for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration2.
    • Collecting PRO data before and after cataract surgery revealed large variations in data, influenced by factors including the degree of anisometropia, indication for surgery, and postoperative problems.3 Creation of these tailored profiles is useful in understanding how a patient will respond to surgery.

Do you need a PROM that is not in OutcomeMD? We routinely add new, validated PROMs into OutcomeMD to ensure that you can track all patient outcomes that will allow you to optimize care management. If you would like to send your patients a PROM that is not yet available in our software platform, let us know.

Did your patient have a great outcome? With OutcomeMD, your patients with good outcomes can now publicly celebrate their improvement with ease by posting on their social media accounts (lead generation) and on your review sites (reputation management)!

1Eydelman M, Hilmantel G, Tarver ME, et al. Symptoms and satisfaction of patients in the patient-reported outcomes with laser in situ keratomileusis (PROWL) studies. JAMA Ophthalmol 2017;135(1):13-22.
2Macular Degeneration Appendix H: GRADE tables and meta-analysis results. 2018. Available from: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng82/evidence/appendix-h-grade-tables-and-metaanalysis-results-pdf-4723229205.
3Mollazadegan K, Lundström M. A study of the correlation between patient-reported outcomes and clinical outcomes after cataract surgery in ophthalmic clinics. Acta Ophthalmol 2015;93(3):293–8.

Do you need a PROM
that is not in outcomemd?

We routinely add new, validated PROMs into OutcomeMD to ensure that you
can track all patient outcomes that will allow you to optimize care management.
If you would like to send your patients a PROM that is not yet available in our
software platform, let us know.

Did your patient
have a great outcome?

With OutcomeMD, your patients with good outcomes can now publicly celebrate their improvement with ease by posting on their social media accounts (lead generation) and on your review sites (reputation management)!

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