July 2019
Volume 60, Issue 9
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   July 2019
Use of a tablet attachment in teleophthalmology for real time video transmission from rural vision centres in a three tier eyecare network in India – eyeSmart Cyclops
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Abhinav Loomba
    Cornea and Teleophthalmology, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Sandeep Vempati
    LVPEI Center for Innovation, LV Prasad Eye Institute, India
  • Anthony Vipin Das
    Department of eyeSmart EMR & AEye3, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Telangana, India
  • Mukesh Taneja
    Cornea and Teleophthalmology, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Navya Deepthi
    Teleophthalmology, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Telangana, India
  • Shravani M
    Teleophthalmology, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Telangana, India
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   Abhinav Loomba, None; Sandeep Vempati, None; Anthony Vipin Das, None; Mukesh Taneja, None; Navya Deepthi, None; Shravani M, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science July 2019, Vol.60, 6125. doi:
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      Abhinav Loomba, Sandeep Vempati, Anthony Vipin Das, Mukesh Taneja, Navya Deepthi, Shravani M; Use of a tablet attachment in teleophthalmology for real time video transmission from rural vision centres in a three tier eyecare network in India – eyeSmart Cyclops. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2019;60(9):6125.

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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. 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.

Conclusions : 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.

This abstract was presented at the 2019 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Vancouver, Canada, April 28 - May 2, 2019.

 

 

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