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Subspecialties COVID-19, Practice Management, Imaging & Diagnostics, Health Economics and Policy, Comprehensive

Telemedicine: Seeing the Patient Through a New Lens

Even before COVID-19, Wills Eye Hospital had long sought to expand its reach through telemedicine. Since the inception of the remote diabetic retinopathy screening program, countless asynchronous or store-and-forward screenings identified sight-threatening disease and provided timely follow-up. We strived to further build our service portfolio and had hoped to one day expand our telemedicine practice to include synchronous video visits. But there were obstacles with clinical utility, patient satisfaction, and unreimbursed costs.

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About the Authors

Joseph Anaya

Resident Physician at Wills Eye Hospital


Mary Fuska

Director of Telemedicine and Diagnostics at Wills Eye Hospital

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