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Comment & Response
October 2015

Teleretinal Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 2University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(10):1221-1222. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.2872

To the Editor Mansberger et al1 have written an interesting article comparing telemedicine with traditional examinations for usefulness in diabetic retinopathy screening. Their results indicate telemedicine screenings are cost-effective and baseline levels of diabetic retinopathy remain constant over time. It is notable that the authors do not emphasize 2 issues that may have bearing on the usefulness of telemedicine studies.

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