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
Kroenke K. Telemedicine Screening for Eye Disease. JAMA. 2015;313(16):1666–1667. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.107
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