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PURPOSE While the effectiveness of teleophthalmology is generally accepted, its ability to diagnose glaucomatous eye disease remains relatively unknown. This study aimed to compare a web-based teleophthalmology assessment with clinical slit lamp examination to screen for glaucoma among diabetics in a rural African district. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three(More)
Health care systems in many developing countries are rapidly evolving to respond to urbanization and shifting epidemiological profiles, creating an environment favorable for subspecialty development. The struggle for developing nations to train and retain highly skilled clinicians within academic institutions has highlighted the need for creative approaches(More)
PURPOSE To assess patient preference for diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening with teleophthalmology or face-to-face ophthalmologist evaluation in Nairobi, Kenya. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty seven diabetic patients from a one-stop multidisciplinary diabetic clinic (consisting of a diabetologist, nurse educator, foot specialist, nutritionist,(More)
needling is haemorrhage – either sub-conjunctivally or into the anterior chamber. If your view is obscured, then you should stop and try another time. A hyphaema requires the patient to be reassured, as their vision will be affected: you should wait until you are sure the active bleeding has stopped. Let the patient rest for 30–60 minutes then check for(More)
Introduction: Glaucoma in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) poses a daunting challenge. Communities are often unaware of the serious implications of glaucoma and are faced with limited access to specialists, making early detection andmanagement difficult. For thosewho havebeendiagnosed, socioeconomic barriers limit access to treatment. Since 2006, we have been(More)
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