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Teleretinal Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy

Juan Orellana, MD, MS1,2
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1Department of Ophthalmology, Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Fayetteville, North Carolina
2University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(10):1221-1222. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.2872.
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To the Editor Mansberger et al1 have written an interesting article comparing telemedicine with traditional examinations for usefulness in diabetic retinopathy screening. Their results indicate telemedicine screenings are cost-effective and baseline levels of diabetic retinopathy remain constant over time. It is notable that the authors do not emphasize 2 issues that may have bearing on the usefulness of telemedicine studies.


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October 1, 2015
Steven L. Mansberger, MD, MPH
1Legacy Devers Eye Institute/Discoveries in Sight, Portland, Oregon
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(10):1222. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.2874.
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