International Journal of Family Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

Teleophthalmology: A Model for Eye Care Delivery in Rural and Underserved Areas of India

Table 1

Benefits of teleophthalmology.

(1)Diagnosis and formulation of treatment plans for diabetic retinopathy
(2)Visual acuity testing and refraction
(3)Low vision consultations
(4)Cataract screening
(5)Glaucoma screening
(6)Anterior segment imaging
(7)Continuing medical education by tele-education
(8)Transferring of ultrasound, electrooculography and electroretinography images
(9)Employment facilities to the local unemployed youth
(10) Can reach remote rural and underserved areas where specialized medical care is not available