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Fast or slow progression?
EyeSuite Progression Analysis shows rate of progression in dB/year

EyeSuite Progression Analysis provides very useful clinical information about the rate of progression of a patient. This rate is indicated in dB/year and allows clinicians at a glance to distinguish between fast and slowly progressing patients. As a consequence, they can adapt their treatment accordingly to each patient's need. Most experts today agree, that this rate-based progression analysis is a very useful tool in clinical practice.

How can you use this information?
Share the fact that EyeSuite progression analysis automatically calculates the rate of change in dB/year
Highlight that this allows to categorize patients into fast and slowly progressing patients.

Why is this important ?
The rate of disease progression is very important information for clinicians. It allows them to judge whether the patient is well treated with the current treatment (e.g. eye drops for a glaucoma patient) or whether a more aggressive treatment is needed (e.g. surgery for a glaucoma patient). By expressing the rate of change in dB per year, one can objectively and easily compare the speed between different patients and distinguish between fast and slowly progressing patients. This allows to adapt the treatment according to each patient's needs.


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