Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
versión impresa ISSN 1137-6627
eOphthalmology can be defined as the use of information and telecommunications technologies to provide or support a group of activities related to ophthalmic care. The same concept applied to ophthalmic care would be eOphthalmology. This paper describes the current state of eOphthalmology-based models in diabetic retinopathy screening and in the diagnosis and follow-up of chronic glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Furthermore, the main advantages of these models and the technological requirements needed for their implementation are described. Finally, a prediction of the impact of eOphthalmology on the future of health care is offered.
Palabras clave : eOphthalmology; Glaucoma; Diabetes; Macular degeneration.