Ocular Telehealth

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.


Christopher Brady, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

Baltimore, MD

Yao Liu, MD
Vice Chair

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Madison, WI

Mark Horton, OD, MD
Immediate Past Chair

Chief of Ophthalmology
Phoenix Indian Medical Center

Flagstaff, AZ

Telehealth Practice Recommendations for Diabetic Retinopathy
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.