NOV 09, 2017
The American Academy of Ophthalmology IRIS (Intelligent Research in Sight) Registry is the nation's first comprehensive eye disease clinical registry. The Academy developed it as part of the profession's shared goal of continual improvement in the delivery of eye care.
Because most of the data in the registry are obtained from electronic health records and offer potential insights into eye disease and care, the Glaucoma Education Center has developed visualization tools to share demographic information, insurance claims, disease severity, and surgeries performed across the various types of glaucoma patients and suspects.
- Glaucoma prevalence and type are determined by ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.
- Surgeries are identified by CPT codes.
- Unlike medical claims data bases such as Medicare, over time, intraocular pressure and visual acuity data will be available.
Eventually, this information will provide clinicians a snapshot of the status of the various types of glaucoma by region, demographics, and year, and can be used to educate not only eyecare providers but also medical students, other healthcare providers, and patients.