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Comment & Response
October 2017

Current Shortcomings of Camera Screening

Author Affiliations
  • 1Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Vitreoretinal Service, Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester, Medical Center, Rochester, New York
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
  • 3Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1539. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3833

To the Editor In an Original Investigation published in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Daskivich et al1 show that primary care–based digital camera–enabled telemedicine screening for diabetic retinopathy increases the rate and decreases the wait time of such screening for the underserved diabetic population of the largest county public health system in the United States. Camera-based retinal screening in nonophthalmic settings is certainly a powerful disruptive innovation that will alter best practices in the way eye care is delivered across populations.2,3

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