Monday, 17 November 2014

Telemedicine for diabetic retinopathy in urban areas.

"A telemedicine screening program in urban clinics can help identify diabetic retinopathy in its earliest, most treatable stages, a study in JAMA Ophthalmology finds.Some 1900 adults with type 1 or 2 diabetes who presented to three urban primary care clinics or an urban pharmacy underwent voluntary ocular imaging with a nonmydriatic camera (nearly 90% of participants were racial/ethnic minorities, often with little or no health insurance). Readers at a designated reading center reviewed the images, sent the results to the participant and his or her clinic, and offered recommendations for follow-up care."

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