According to Prof. Neil Bressler from The Johns Hopkins Hospital,
USA, frequent clinic visits to monitor visual acuity (VA), retinal thickness or other relevant parameters in clinical trials can be a burden — especially when treatment or other aspects of a clinic visit may not be needed, such as during pandemics, like COVID-19.
Moreover, monthly or quarterly clinical visits do not necessarily measure day-to-day visual function Monitoring visual.
“Preliminary data showed most participants could perform VA selfassessment without any physical or cognitive barrier, ลาวสามัคคี วีไอพี
whether at home or in the clinic, even though the ability to adhere to the testing schedule may be challenging for some patients.
Any testing frequency and time of the day had less than a 1-line variation, similar to the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) chart reading.
Validating clinical use of apps relative to in-clinic VA measurements may facilitate home monitoring in these common diseases in the future.
Measuring VA at home may be the new tool in the management of common retinal diseases,” he said.
Real time teleretinal laser photocoagulation for retinal disease Prof. Chen Youxin, from Peking Union Medical College Hospital,
noted that China ranks as the world’s first in terms of the number of patients suffering from fundus (or posterior segment) diseases.
Data showed that 87% of the country’s diabetes patients receive treatment at county-level medical institutions, but medical measures
and techniques for treating diabetic retinopathy are almost exclusive to the top hospitals in big cities.
“There is an obvious lack of capacity and capability to treat fundus diseases at a grassroot level Monitoring visual.
Difficult, expensive medical treatment and uneven distribution of medical resources have become prominent problems in China,” he said.
“Telemedicine is transforming the delivery of health care to millions of people who are unable to visit hospitals and clinics.
Teleophthalmology-based evaluation and screening have been demonstrated in several studies.
“Retinal laser photocoagulation is an important and economic treatment for retinal disease, including diabetic retinopathy, retinal breaks, ischemic retinopathy, etc.
Nevertheless, laser treatment is difficult to carry out in primary hospitals in rural China, due to a long learning curve, experience required, among others.
The 5G technology, taking advantage of low latency connections, allows doctors to perform surgery from a remote location,” he explained.
In the remote laser therapy approach, patients are examined in a primary local hospital.
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