Teleretinal imaging enables detection of diabetic retinopathy in primary care settings
Change is required to eradicate diabetic retinopathy as a leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness. Teleretinal imaging in primary healthcare settings provides an option to improve early detection of diabetic retinopathy in patients living with diabetes.
- With early detection, 95% of vision loss can be prevented.1
- Achieve 90% compliance with diabetic retinal exams in one year.2
- Improve value-based quality measures and population health management
Preventive intervention is key, as diabetic retinopathy is often asymptomatic; many patients are not even aware of their condition until it is advanced. Early detection in primary care settings helps to ensure vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy is identified early enough to prevent blindness.
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1 National Eye Institute, Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease. https://nei.nih.gov/health/diabetic/retinopathy.
2 Mansberger SL, Gleitsmann K, Gardiner S, Sheppler C, Demirel S, Wooten K, Becker TM; Comparing the Effectiveness of Telemedicine and Traditional Surveillance in Providing Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Examinations: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Telemedicine and e-Health. December 2013, 19(12): 942-948. doi:10.1089/tmj.2012.0313.