Results of implementation of the DigiScope for diabetic retinopathy assessment in the primary care environment.

@article{ZimmerGaller2006ResultsOI,
  title={Results of implementation of the DigiScope for diabetic retinopathy assessment in the primary care environment.},
  author={Ingrid E. Zimmer-Galler and Ran Zeimer},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={89-98}
}
Approximately 50% of patients with diabetes in the United States do not undergo recommended ocular evaluations for diabetic retinopathy. The DigiScope (EyeTel Imaging, Inc., Columbia, MD) was developed as a cost-effective and practical telemedicine digital imaging system to screen for diabetic retinopathy in the primary care physician's (PCP) office. The DigiScope has been validated against seven-field stereo color fundus photography for the detection of diabetic retinopathy. This study reports… CONTINUE READING