IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 373-379

Telemedicine utilization in ophthalmology: a review

Authors: Abeer Rashid Alkahtani, Samar Mohamed Alanazi, Abdulrahman Fahad Algwaiz, Hamad Abdulkareem Alsayegh, Abdulrhman Almazrou.

ABSTRACT

Telemedicine is gaining the attention of an increasing number of medical researchers. It combines technology and medicine and has ushered in a new era for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of disease. As ophthalmology relies heavily on visual images, it is not surprising that ophthalmologists have quickly adapted to telemedicine. The aim of this article is to assess the current state of teleophthalmology given the sudden surge in telemedicine demand as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. A structured review of the literature was carried out from 2000 to 2021. A literature search was conducted through several search engines, but mainly through Google Scholar and Saudi Digital Library, the latter containing hundreds of medical databases, including PubMed, Medline, and Web of Science. The COVID-19 pandemic created a demand for healthcare delivery that limits in-person examination and potential viral exposure. Teleophthalmology allows ophthalmologists to continue caring for their patients while keeping themselves and their patients safe. Although challenges to its full implementation still exist, the pandemic has accelerated its adoption. As a result, teleophthalmology is foreseen to play an integral role in providing efficient and high-quality care in the near future.

Keywords:
Telemedicine, teleophthalmology, COVID-19, artificial intelligence, neural networks


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Telemedicine utilization in ophthalmology: a review


Authors
Abeer Rashid Alkahtani
Ophthalmology College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Samar Mohamed Alanazi
Ophthalmology College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Fahad Algwaiz
Ophthalmology College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Hamad Abdulkareem Alsayegh
Ophthalmology College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrhman Almazrou
Ophthalmology Department, College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Abeer Rashid Alkahtani, College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; abeeralkahtani@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 25 Nov 2021
Accepted 11 Dec 2021
Published online 01 Jan 2022
Published in print 19 Jan 2022

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Alkahtani AR, Alanazi SM, Algwaiz AF, Alsayegh HA, Almazrou A. Telemedicine utilization in ophthalmology: a review. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 373-379. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634657643


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Alkahtani AR, Alanazi SM, Algwaiz AF, Alsayegh HA, Almazrou A. Telemedicine utilization in ophthalmology: a review. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=134238 [Access: May 25, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634657643


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Alkahtani AR, Alanazi SM, Algwaiz AF, Alsayegh HA, Almazrou A. Telemedicine utilization in ophthalmology: a review. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 373-379. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634657643


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alkahtani AR, Alanazi SM, Algwaiz AF, Alsayegh HA, Almazrou A. Telemedicine utilization in ophthalmology: a review. IJMDC. (2022), [cited May 25, 2022]; 6(2): 373-379. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634657643


Harvard Style

Alkahtani, A. R., Alanazi, . S. M., Algwaiz, . A. F., Alsayegh, . H. A. & Almazrou, . A. (2022) Telemedicine utilization in ophthalmology: a review. IJMDC, 6 (2), 373-379. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634657643


Turabian Style

Alkahtani, Abeer Rashid, Samar Mohamed Alanazi, Abdulrahman Fahad Algwaiz, Hamad Abdulkareem Alsayegh, and Abdulrhman Almazrou. 2022. Telemedicine utilization in ophthalmology: a review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 373-379. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634657643


Chicago Style

Alkahtani, Abeer Rashid, Samar Mohamed Alanazi, Abdulrahman Fahad Algwaiz, Hamad Abdulkareem Alsayegh, and Abdulrhman Almazrou. "Telemedicine utilization in ophthalmology: a review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 373-379. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634657643


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alkahtani, Abeer Rashid, Samar Mohamed Alanazi, Abdulrahman Fahad Algwaiz, Hamad Abdulkareem Alsayegh, and Abdulrhman Almazrou. "Telemedicine utilization in ophthalmology: a review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.2 (2022), 373-379. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634657643


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alkahtani, A. R., Alanazi, . S. M., Algwaiz, . A. F., Alsayegh, . H. A. & Almazrou, . A. (2022) Telemedicine utilization in ophthalmology: a review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 373-379. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634657643


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