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IN A LIGHTER VEIN
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48 Table of Contents   

Tele-ophthalmology


Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Pukhraj Rishi
Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreo Retinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, 18 College Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.48425

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Rishi P. Tele-ophthalmology. Oman J Ophthalmol 2009;2:48

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A new aspect in medical care

'Telemedicine' is up here.

Taking the doctor to the patients' doorstep

Is indeed a novel concept.

A satellite van for a screening camp

Is fitted with 'things', including slit-lamp.

Live images are captured and transmitted

Through a satellite band that is committed

Exclusively for a two-way conference

Which reduces a long distance.

(If you don't have access to satellite

ISDN connection is alright)

Images are received in a spurt

And then read by an expert.

Opinion from the base hospital

Would aver on the need for referral.

Patients with diverse conditions

Find themselves in a position

To be seeing a specialist

Or being dispensed by an Optometrist.

It also serves as a screening methodology

In the study of disease epidemiology.

The sequence thus works in remote sectors

Offsetting the climatic and geographical factors.

Prisons and Orphanages are potential beneficiaries

Maybe someday convents and monasteries.

Doctors can also seek an opinion

For entities they see, one in a million.

Telemedicine is effective and it saves

'Tis medical care on the 'waves'!




 

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