Telemedicine for glaucoma: Guidelines and recommendations
Background: Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Access to glaucoma specialists is challenging and likely to become more difficult as the population ages.
Introduction: Using telemedicine for glaucoma (teleglaucoma) has the potential to increase access to glaucoma care by improving efficiency and decreasing the need for long-distance travel for patients.
Results:Teleglaucoma programs can be used for screening, diagnostic consultation, and long-term treatment monitoring. Key components of teleglaucoma programs include patient history, equipment, intraocular pressure measurement, pachymetry, anterior chamber imaging/gonioscopy, fundus photography, retinal nerve fiber layer imaging, medical record and imaging software, and skilled personnel.
Discussion: Teleglaucoma has tremendous potential to improve patient access to high-quality cost-effective glaucoma care.
Conclusions: We have reviewed some special considerations needed to address the complexity of providing guideline-concordant glaucoma care.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Telemedicine and e-Health
Siddarth Rathi, S.,
Pasquale, L. R.,
Damji, K. F.
(2020). Telemedicine for glaucoma: Guidelines and recommendations. Telemedicine and e-Health, 26(4), 551-555.
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