1. Teleophthalmology with optical coherence tomography imaging in community optometry. Evaluation of a quality improvement for macular patients

    Teleophthalmology with optical coherence tomography imaging in community optometry. Evaluation of a quality improvement for macular patients
    Purpose: To describe a quality improvement for referral of National Health Service patients with macular disorders from a community optometry setting in an urban area. Methods: Service evaluation of teleophthalmology consultation based on spectral domain optical coherence tomography images acquired by the community optometrist and transmitted to hospital eye services. Results: Fifty patients with suspected macular conditions were managed via telemedicine consultation over 1 year. Responses were provided by hospital eye service-based ophthalmologists to the community optometrist or patient within the next day in 48 cases (96%) and in 34 (68%) patients on the same day. In the consensus opinion ...
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