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Telemedicine assisted non-mydriatic Fundus imaging for detection of Diabetic Retinopathy in Colombia

  • Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a well-recognized complication of diabetes mellitus where retinal function is compromised. It is considered a public health disease and is the fifth leading cause of visual impairment worldwide. But although the worldwide prevalence is continually increasing, little is known about the frequency of this disease in Colombia, South America. On the other hand, telemedicine is presented as a tool that has the potential to improve access to health care services, for remote or rural populations, and for those who have limited access due to physical or other disabilities. Recent technological advances in telecommunication and digital imaging, including fundus photography, telemedicine represents a valuable clinical aid for the documentation and diagnosis of ocular pathologies, and therefore helps to minimize adverse outcomes associated with chronic disease such as diabetes mellitus.

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Author:Sol Everling
Advisor:Tony Cavallerano, Anna Nagl
Document Type:Master's Thesis
Year of Completion:2022
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Aalen
Granting Institution:Hochschule Aalen, Optik und Mechatronik
Release Date:2022/09/05
Tag:Diabetes mellitus; diabetic retinopathy; non-mydriatic retinal camera; telemedicine
Number of Pages:XIX, 47 Seiten
Faculty:Optik und Mechatronik / Master of Science in Vision Science and Business
Licence (German):License LogoVeröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen mit Print on Demand