Teleophthalmology and the digital divide: inequities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Eye (Lond). 2021 Jun;35(6):1529-1531. doi: 10.1038/s41433-020-01323-x. Epub 2020 Nov 30.


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented change in the way we deliver eye care to our patients, most notably with the rapid addition of telehealth technology into our practices. We have welcomed telehealth with open arms in hopes that it would improve access to care for our patients; however, one question remains: Does it improve health equity?

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Digital Divide*
  • Humans
  • Ophthalmology*
  • Pandemics
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Telemedicine*