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Natl Med J India. 2018 Nov-Dec;31(6):345-346. doi: 10.4103/0970-258X.262914.

Selfie fundus imaging: Innovative approach to retinopathy screening.

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1
Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India.
2
Department of Endocrinology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India.

Abstract

The currently available methods of screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) depend on the availability of healthcare professionals and technology. The high prevalence of diabetes in India, and the need to repeatedly screen such patients for DR and treat them, places an enormous economic and logistic burden. We introduce the concept of screening for DR with 'selfie retinal imaging' through this report of 3 patients. The patients can themselves capture retinal images and transfer to a grading centre for further deliberation. If incorporated into the current technological revolution of smartphones, this futuristic concept is likely to be of huge benefit in preventing loss of vision due to diabetes.

PMID:
31397367
DOI:
10.4103/0970-258X.262914
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