Tele-Ophthalmaic slit lamp

Tele-Ophthalmic Slit Lamp

Taking Eye Care to Rural Population in Remote Locations

 

PURPOSE

According to WHO-2010 data, about 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide and 80% of this is preventable by timely detection and intervention. About 90% of the world's visually impaired people live in developing countries. While 70% of our population lives in rural India, 90% of the secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities are in urban areas, far away fromtherural population. The gap between the global eye care and rural population can be bridged with help of telemedicine.

With this project, LV Prasad Eye Insitute intends to integrate the community care by taking eye care to rural populations in remote locations with tele-ophthalmic stereoscopic slit lamp biomicroscope with a real-timeinterface between patients and ophthalmologists, therebybridging the geographical and economic divide

Real-time video & audio

It enables a skilled ophthalmologist to control the slit lamp eye examination system remotely and carryoutlive patient examination even from remote locations. The complete examination can be carried by mutual communication of patient and ophthalmologist.

Real-time video & audio
Device & platform independent

Device & platform independent

Software to operate the device is made independent of device and platform i.e. device be accessed using Computer, Laptop, tab, andmobiles. Also, thesoftwareworks on any platformsuch as Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, etc.

Exam recording

The device is enabled with image and video capturing features. While carrying the patient examination, an ophthalmologist cab simultaneouslybe able to takephotos and videos of the examinations.

Real-time video & audio

Current Status

Tele-ophthalmic slit lamps are placed in 9 locations.
  • Centre of Excellences -1 (Hyderabad)
  • Secondary Centres -3 (Palloncha, Nellore, Sattenapalle)
  • Vision Centres -4 (Chandrugonda, Gudur, Tallada, Harisal-Partner centre)
Tele-ophthalmic slit lamps are placed in 9 locations

Supported by

Supported by

Technology Partner

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