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Telemedicine and diabetic retinopathy

DeTore, Joanne, MSPA, PA-C; Rizzolo, Denise, PhD, MS, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: September 2018 - Volume 31 - Issue 9 - p 1–5
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000544310.25116.97
Review Article

ABSTRACT Diabetic retinopathy is prevalent among American adults with diabetes. Tight control of glycemic levels, BP, and lipids can help reduce patients' risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to severe visual loss and blindness if not treated. Teleophthalmology done in primary care offices can increase the number of patients who are screened, saving patients' vision through early detection and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

Joanne DeTore practices at Westfall Vision and at Glens Falls (N.Y.) Hospital. Denise Rizzolo is an associate professor in the School of Nursing at Kean University in Union, N.J., and an assistant clinical professor in the Pace Completion Program in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in New York City. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2018 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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