Ocular Telehealth SIG

The Ocular Telehealth SIG (formally the International Consortium for Ocular Telehealth (ICOT) Chapter) promotes the development and advancement of the use of telemedicine in fields related to ophthalmology, optometry and optical engineering. Ocular Telehealth participants include individuals from academia, industry, government and healthcare with an interest in providing ocular care through telecommunications technology. The Ocular Telehealth SIG focuses on eye and adnexa issues, using the eye as a window to the health status of other related bodily systems.
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Paolo Antonio S. Silva, MD
Paolo Antonio S. Silva, MD
Staff Ophthalmologist
Assistant Chief, Center for Ocular Telehealth
Beetham Eye Institute Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA
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Vice Chair
Mark Horton, OD, MD
Chief of Ophthalmology
Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ
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Delia Cabrera DeBuc, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, FL
305-482 4376
Ingrid Zimmer-Galler, MD
Immediate Past Chair 
Ingrid Zimmer-Galler, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins Hospital/Wilmer Eye Institute
Frederick, MD

At-Large Committee Members

  • Jerry Cavallerano, OD, PhD, Staff Optometrist, Assistant to the Director, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA; 617-732-2554, jerry.cavallerano@joslin.harvard.edu

  • Mary G. Lawrence MD, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; 612-625-4400, mary.lawrence@med.va.gov

  • Helen K. Li, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX; 713-240-2716, hlimed@mac.com

  • Giselle Ricur, MD, Director of the Telemedicine Program, Instituto Zaldivar, Mendoza, Argentina; +54-261-441-9961, gricur@institutozaldivar.com

  • Matthew TS Tennant, MD, FRCSC, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; 780-436-6533, mtennant@ualberta.ca
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Standards & Guidelines

Telehealth Practice Recommendations for Diabetic Retinopathy (February 2011)
Telehealth Practice Recommendations for Diabetic Retinopathy
Published February 2011
Recommendations for designing, implementing, and sustaining an ocular telehealth care program.  It specifically addresses current clinical, technical, and administrative issues that form the basis for evaluating Diabetic Retinopathy with telehealth services and technologies.

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Ocular Telehealth Literature

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teleophthalmology All Articles Last 90 days
eye disease & telemedicine All Articles Last 90 days
glaucoma & telemedicine All Articles Last 90 days
retinopathy of prematurity & telemedicine All Articles Last 90 days
diabetic retinopathy & telemedicine All Articles Last 90 days
macular degeneration & telemedicine All Articles Last 90 days