Validation of a Computerized Triage Algorithm for Ophthalmic Emergencies


The investigators conceived a computerized interactive tool for Emergency Triage, based on a patient's symptoms, medical history and background. Using this tool, the patient (alone or helped by a nurse / supporting person) presenting to an ophthalmologic ER, should be able to detect and prioritize his most urgent symptoms (A,B), in opposition to less urgent (C) or non urgent symptoms (D). To test the validity of this tool, each patient presenting at the Rothschild Foundation ER (Paris, France) with an ophthalmological problem should be included and sorted by the algorithm before the medical consultation. Neither the patient nor the practitioner are aware of the scoring (A,B,C,D) defined by the algorithm. The practitioner should then give his own emergency scoring (A,B,C,D) after patient examination. A total of 1000 patients is expected.

Full Title of Study: “Interactive Care Assessment of Risk Factors and Emergency Levels”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: June 6, 2018

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Comparison between the emergency level defined by iCare and the emergency level decided by the physician at the end of his consultation (gold standard).
    • Time Frame: 1 hour

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients attending the Emergency Room for Ophthalmologic concerns

Exclusion Criteria

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 16 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Mikael Guedj, Principal Investigator, Institut Arthur Vernes

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