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Tele-ophthalmology

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Adequately trained general practitioners can screen for DR with 90% sensitivity using tele-ophthalmology.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Using Tele-Ophthalmology in a Primary Care Setting. J Telemed Telecare. 2010; 16(8): 429-32. http://jtt.sagepub.com/content/16/8/429.abstract

Reference

Title
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Using Tele-Ophthalmology in a Primary Care Setting
Publication
J Telemed Telecare
Publication Date
2010
Volume & Issue
Volume 16, Issue 8
Pages
429-32
URL
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