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Remote Interpretation of Retinal Imaging for DR

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Use of remote interpretation of retinal imaging in diabetics sent via tele-ophthalmology, improved the frequency of screening from 32% to 71% in only 12 months.

Garg S, Jani P, Kshirsagar A, King B, et al. Telemedicine and Retinal Imaging for Improving Diabetic Retinopathy Evaluation. Arch Intern Med. 2012; 172(21): 1677-80. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1368357

Reference

Title
Telemedicine and Retinal Imaging for Improving Diabetic Retinopathy Evaluation
Publication
Arch Intern Med
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Garg S, Jani P, Kshirsagar A, King B, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 172, Issue 21
Pages
1677-80
URL
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