Telemedicine for glaucoma: Guidelines and recommendations

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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.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

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Telemedicine and e-Health