Tele-Ophthalmic Slit Lamp
Taking Eye Care to Rural Population in Remote Locations
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.
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.
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.
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)