Digital Teleretinal Screening

Teleophthalmology in Practice

  • Kanagasingam Yogesan
  • Leonard Goldschmidt
  • Jorge Cuadros

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Current State of the Art and Future Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy, Kanagasingam Yogesan
      Pages 3-10
    3. Jorge Cuadros, Christine Martin
      Pages 11-30
    4. Beatrice K. Wong, Chris J. Rudnisky, Matthew T. S. Tennant
      Pages 31-36
    5. Daniel Ting, Kanagasingam Yogesan, Ian Constable, Mei-Ling Tay-Kearney
      Pages 37-41
    6. Thomas P. Karnowski, Yaqin Li, Luca Giancardo, Deniz Aykac, Kenneth W. Tobin, Edward Chaum
      Pages 43-57
    7. José Cunha-Vaz, Rui Bernardes, Torcato Santos, Carlos Oliveira, Conceição Lobo, Isabel Pires et al.
      Pages 59-66
    8. Georg Michelson, Rüdiger Bock, Simone Wärntges, Joachim Hornegger, Berthold Lausen, Werner Adler
      Pages 67-75
    9. Ryo Kawasaki, Tien Yin Wong
      Pages 77-89
    10. Shaun Frost, Ralph N. Martins, Kanagasingam Yogesan
      Pages 91-100
    11. Georg Michelson, Martin Laser
      Pages 101-113
  3. The Telemedicine Applications and Global Experience: Teleretinal Imaging in Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Tarun Sharma, Rajiv Raman, Sheila John, S. S. Badrinath
      Pages 137-142
    3. José Andonegui, Luis Serrano, Aitor Egúzkiza, Mikel Auzmendi, Ane Zurutuza, Mónica Pérez de Arcelus
      Pages 157-166
  4. The Telemedicine Applications and Global Experience: Paediatric Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Camila Vieira Oliveira Carvalho Ventura, Steven L. Williams, Michael F. Chiang
      Pages 169-176
    3. Yogavijayan Kandasamy
      Pages 177-180
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-231

About this book


With increasing population numbers and a limited supply of ophthalmologists, new ways are being found to perform eye screening. Digital retinal imaging carried out by primary care providers and nurses, followed by remote image interpretation (teleretinal imaging), is rapidly acquiring a crucial role. A number of successful digital teleretinal screening programs have now been established on different continents, permitting the detection of major diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma in patients who would otherwise have been beyond the reach of a trained ophthalmologist.


In this book, experts from around the world describe how digital teleretinal screening can be set up and optimally utilized. Technical issues are discussed, and the appropriate use of screening for different diseases and in different age groups is explained. The major part of the book draws upon the clinical experience of leading practitioners in a wide range of teleretinal applications. The aim is to provide high-quality information for clinicians and other health professionals who are involved in eye care delivery, so that they can assess how teleretinal screening might be applied to their working practice.


Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Screening Glaucoma Retina Teleophthalmology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kanagasingam Yogesan
    • 1
  • Leonard Goldschmidt
    • 2
  • Jorge Cuadros
    • 3
  1. 1.CSIRO, e-Health Research Centre, Centre for Ophthalmology andUniversity of Western AustraliaFloreatAustralia
  2. 2.Veterans Affairs, Medical InformaticsUnited States Department ofPalo AltoUSA
  3. 3.School of OptometryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25809-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25810-7
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