Telehealth practice recommendations for diabetic retinopathy, second edition

Telemed J E Health. 2011 Dec;17(10):814-37. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2011.0075. Epub 2011 Oct 4.


Ocular telemedicine and telehealth have the potential to decrease vision loss from DR. Planning, execution, and follow-up are key factors for success. Telemedicine is complex, requiring the services of expert teams working collaboratively to provide care matching the quality of conventional clinical settings. Improving access and outcomes, however, makes telemedicine a valuable tool for our diabetic patients. Programs that focus on patient needs, consider available resources, define clear goals, promote informed expectations, appropriately train personnel, and adhere to regulatory and statutory requirements have the highest chance of achieving success.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetic Retinopathy / diagnosis*
  • Diabetic Retinopathy / pathology
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Health Policy*
  • Humans
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Telemedicine / instrumentation
  • Telemedicine / methods*
  • Telemedicine / organization & administration
  • United States