How it Works
Improved rates of retinal assessment and follow-up for patients with diabetes as retinal screening is part of a comprehensive diabetic assessment
More timely and convenient access to retinopathy screening for patients with diabetes experiencing barriers to routine eye care, be it wait times or distance challenges.
Improved clinical support for local eye care providers, so fewer patients have to travel, and optimization of vision health care resources.
Patients under the care of an ophthalmologist can avoid unnecessary travel for follow-up care by having their eye images securely uploaded via OTN.
Cost-Utility Analysis of Telemedicine and Ophthalmoscopy for Retinopathy of Prematurity Management
Development of a cost-effectiveness model for optimisation of the screening interval in diabetic retinopathy screening
Fundus Photography in the 21st Century—A Review of Recent Technological Advances and Their Implications for Worldwide Healthcare
Any Ontario physician can refer a patient for retinal screening at a Teleophthalmology site. Please see map below for sites where Teleophthalmology is delivered.
- William Osler Centre for Complex Diabetes Care (Brampton, Ontario)
- South Riverdale Community Health Centre (Toronto, Ontario)
- Black Creek Community Health Centre (North York, Ontario)
- St. Joseph Healthcare (Hamilton, Ontario)
- Rideau Community Health Centre (Smith Falls, Ontario)
- Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (Moose Factory, Ontario)
- Manitoulin Central Family Health Team (Mindemoya, Ontario)
- Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
- Meno Ya Win Health Centre (Sioux Lookout, Ontario)
- Keewaytinook Okimakanak Telemedicine (Balmertown, Ontario)