Quality of nonmydriatic digital fundus photography obtained by nurse practitioners in the emergency department: the FOTO-ED study.

@article{Lamirel2012QualityON,
  title={Quality of nonmydriatic digital fundus photography obtained by nurse practitioners in the emergency department: the FOTO-ED study.},
  author={Cedric Lamirel and B B Bruce and David W Wright and Kevin P Delaney and N J Newman and V Biousse},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2012},
  volume={119 3},
  pages={
          617-24
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Nonmydriatic fundus photography by non-ophthalmic-trained personnel has recently been shown to be a potential alternative to direct ophthalmoscopy in the emergency department (ED). We evaluated the reliability of a novel quality rating scale and applied this scale to nonmydriatic fundus photographs taken during routine ED patient encounters to determine factors associated with diminished photograph quality. DESIGN Prospective, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS We included 350… CONTINUE READING
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