Telemedicine Has Potential to Reduce Risk of Vision Loss from Diabetic Retinopathy

Garg's research on telemedicine represents a potential paradigm shift in the management of retinal complications of diabetes

Telemedicine Has Potential to Reduce Risk of Vision Loss from Diabetic Retinopathy click to enlarge Seema Garg, MD, PhD

A UNC Eye researcher is finding ways to reduce vision loss from Diabetic Retinopathy by taking advantage of advances in telemedicine.  The March 2013 edition of Retinal Physician magazine features an article by UNC Eye MD Seema Garg about her research on how the use of telemedicine can help treat Diabetic Retinopathy.

Per the article:

Telemedicine for Diabetic Retinopathy evaluation "establishes a logical partnership between primary care physicians and retina specialists by facilitating the identification of patients who are at high risk of vision loss from diabetes and who may not seek the recommended annual evaluation by an ophthalmologist... This could make a major public health contribution by ultimately reducing barriers to care and preventing vision-threating DR."

Click here to read the article.

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