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Teleophthalmology

Yogesan, K., Kumar, S., Goldschmidt, L., Cuadros, J. (Eds.)

2006, XXVIII, 307 p.

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  • Covers teleophthalmology, which encompasses access to specialist eye care for remote patients, ophthalmic disease screening, monitoring, diagnosing and management, sharing of medical resources, collaboration on research and clinical trials, and distance learning and continuing education
  • First book in Ophthalmology covering this hot topic
  • Written by international and leading experts from around the globe: authors are telemedicine specialists from the NASA as well as from leading universities and hospitals from America, Australia and Europe
  • Features a highly structured, concise and reader-friendly format

Teleophthalmology encompasses access to specialist eye care for remote patients, ophthalmic disease screening, monitoring, diagnosing and management, sharing of medical resources, collaboration on research and clinical trials, and distance learning and continuing education. This is the first book in ophthalmology to cover this hot topic.

It explains technical issues, digital imaging, and offers collective experiences of practitioners in different parts of the world practicing a wide range of teleophthalmology applications.

The book is written by international and leading experts from around the globe. These include telemedicine specialists from NASA as well as from leading universities and hospitals from America, Australia and Europe.

This book is highly structured, concise and written in a reader-friendly format. It will interest clinicians and other health professionals involved in eye care.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Information Technology (IT) - Internet - Online Retinal Image Database - database - education - efficiency - eye - management - ophthalmology - rehabilitation - retina - robot - surgery - technology - telemedicine

Related subjects » Health Informatics

Table of contents 

The current view – Issues and Technology.– Introduction to Teleophthalmology.– Ophthalmic Imaging Essentials for Telemedicine.– The Dicom Standard and Teleophthalmology – Striving for Interoperability.- Stereopsis in Teleophthalmology.– Design Considerations for a Low-Cost Sustainable Ocular Telehealth Program.– Information Technology in Ophthalmology and Medicine: Patient Education Kiosks.–Online Retinal Image Database and Analysis System with JPEG 2000 Metadata Embedding.– Telemedicine and Law.– Cost-Effectiveness of Teleophthalmology in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening.– Economic Evaluations in Teleophthalmology.– Looking for Problems and Solutions.– Telescreening.– Diabetic Retinopathy Screening.– What Model is Appropriate?– Digital Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy.– Screening From An American Perspective.– Improved Screening for Retinopathy of Prematury (ROP) Demonstration of a Telemedical Solution.– Visual Rehabilitation Consultations Through Telemedicine.– The World View – Global Experiences in Teleophthalmology.– Teleophthalmology in Canada.– Internet-Based Electronic Eye Care Consultations: Patient Perspective.– Teleophthalmology in India.– Teleophthalmology.– The Brazilian Experience and Future Directions.– Teleophthalmology as a Service Delivery Model – An Experience From a Developing Country.– An Overview of Telemedicine Technology in Russian Countries.– Teleophthalmology in Lithuania.– Teleophthalmology in Japan. – Orbis Telemedicine, Cyber-Sight.– Teleophthalmology in Spain.– Telemedicine to Improve the Quality and Cost Efficiency of Providing Eye Care in Russia.– Cataract and Refractive Surgery Postoperative Care: Teleophthalmology’s Challenge in Argentina.– Teleophtahlmology in the United States Army.– Looking into the Future – Current Experiments and Future Directions.– Digital Imaging to Characterize Retinal Vascular Topography.– Emergency Telemedicine in EyeCare.– Transcontinental Robot-Assisted Remote Telesurgery, Feasible and Potential Applications.– Non-Invasive Monitoring of Ocular Health in Space.– Conclusions.- Appendices.

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