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Int J Telemed Appl. 2019 Apr 1;2019:5683085. doi: 10.1155/2019/5683085. eCollection 2019.

Use of a Tablet Attachment in Teleophthalmology for Real-Time Video Transmission from Rural Vision Centers in a Three-Tier Eye Care Network in India: eyeSmart Cyclops.

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1
Department of Teleophthalmology, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.
2
Department of Cornea & Anterior Segment, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.
3
LVPEI Center for Innovation, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.
4
Department of eyeSmart EMR & AEye, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.

Abstract

Purpose:

This study describes the development of an attachment for a smart tablet to stream live video information of an eye examination through the slit lamp.

Methods:

A tablet attachment was developed that enables the live streaming of video from the slit lamp from the rural vision centers of the LVPEI network. A video streaming solution like Skype Lite was used to transmit the same. The eyeSmart app was utilized for the documentation of the clinical information of the patients.

Results:

A tablet attachment of eyeSmart Cyclops was developed and piloted in 3 vision centers of the LVPEI network.

Conclusion:

The use of real-time video transmission illustrates a novel teleophthalmology solution in low resource settings to screen rural populations. The ability to transmit live video enables gathering more information than static images.

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