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Feasibility of tele-ophthalmology for screening for eye disease in remote communities.
J Telemed Telecare. 2004; 10(6):337-41.JT

Abstract

We assessed the feasibility of tele-ophthalmology in a remote location, Tungyin, an island 200 km from Taiwan, which has no ophthalmologist. Screening for eye diseases was carried out among residents aged 40 years or more. A total of 113 subjects, approximately 31% of the whole population, were enrolled in the screening programme. Images were transmitted (via ADSL) to a retinal specialist in Taiwan for diagnosis. The average processing time, excluding the time for copying files, was 6.4 s (SD 2.1) per subject. Transmission took 60-90 s for most of the images (83%). The average time required to make a diagnosis for each subject, including data entry, was approximately 34 s (SD 18). In screening for retinopathy, the detection rate with digital imaging (8.8%) was two times higher than with indirect ophthalmoscopy (4.4%). In 12% of cases macular degeneration was identified, and in 6% there were mild or moderate problems with the optic disc. Community-based screening for four categories of eye disease was successfully demonstrated using store-and-forward tele-ophthalmology.

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Institute of Public Health and Institute of Health Informatics and Decision Making, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15603631

Citation

Chen, Li-Sheng, et al. "Feasibility of Tele-ophthalmology for Screening for Eye Disease in Remote Communities." Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 10, no. 6, 2004, pp. 337-41.
Chen LS, Tsai CY, Liu TY, et al. Feasibility of tele-ophthalmology for screening for eye disease in remote communities. J Telemed Telecare. 2004;10(6):337-41.
Chen, L. S., Tsai, C. Y., Liu, T. Y., Tung, T. H., Chiu, Y. H., Chan, C. C., Liou, D. M., & Chen, T. H. (2004). Feasibility of tele-ophthalmology for screening for eye disease in remote communities. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 10(6), 337-41.
Chen LS, et al. Feasibility of Tele-ophthalmology for Screening for Eye Disease in Remote Communities. J Telemed Telecare. 2004;10(6):337-41. PubMed PMID: 15603631.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Feasibility of tele-ophthalmology for screening for eye disease in remote communities. AU - Chen,Li-Sheng, AU - Tsai,Ching-Yao, AU - Liu,Tzeng-Ying, AU - Tung,Tao-Hsin, AU - Chiu,Yueh-Hsia, AU - Chan,Chang-Chuan, AU - Liou,Der-Ming, AU - Chen,Tony Hsiu-Hsi, PY - 2004/12/18/pubmed PY - 2005/5/25/medline PY - 2004/12/18/entrez SP - 337 EP - 41 JF - Journal of telemedicine and telecare JO - J Telemed Telecare VL - 10 IS - 6 N2 - We assessed the feasibility of tele-ophthalmology in a remote location, Tungyin, an island 200 km from Taiwan, which has no ophthalmologist. Screening for eye diseases was carried out among residents aged 40 years or more. A total of 113 subjects, approximately 31% of the whole population, were enrolled in the screening programme. Images were transmitted (via ADSL) to a retinal specialist in Taiwan for diagnosis. The average processing time, excluding the time for copying files, was 6.4 s (SD 2.1) per subject. Transmission took 60-90 s for most of the images (83%). The average time required to make a diagnosis for each subject, including data entry, was approximately 34 s (SD 18). In screening for retinopathy, the detection rate with digital imaging (8.8%) was two times higher than with indirect ophthalmoscopy (4.4%). In 12% of cases macular degeneration was identified, and in 6% there were mild or moderate problems with the optic disc. Community-based screening for four categories of eye disease was successfully demonstrated using store-and-forward tele-ophthalmology. SN - 1357-633X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15603631/Feasibility_of_tele_ophthalmology_for_screening_for_eye_disease_in_remote_communities_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1258/1357633042602035?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -