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From the JAMA Network
April 28, 2015

Telemedicine Screening for Eye Disease

Author Affiliations
  • 1VA HSR&D Center for Health Communication and Information, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
JAMA. 2015;313(16):1666-1667. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.107

Telemedicine is increasingly used for disease monitoring and management of chronic medical and mental disorders, but also has screening and diagnostic applications such as teleradiology and teledermatology. Indeed, “therapy at a distance” will complement office-based care in the 21st century. Another screening application is teleophthalmology, in which digital photography with telemedicine links has proven cost-effective for retinal disorders, including diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity.1,2

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