Design of a tele-ophthalmology system for comprehensive eye examination and DR screening and its preliminary implementation

Di Xiao*, Janardhan Vignarajan, Tingting Chen, Tiantian Ye, Baixiang Xiao, Nathan Congdon, Yogessan Kanagasingam

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Abstract

We have developed a prototype version of telemedicine system, which combines web-based application, tablet app and digital retinal imaging, for comprehensive eye examination and diabetic retinopathy screening. Patient treatment and follow-up examination are implemented in the system. In the paper, we introduced the design of system architecture and main workflows and their preliminary implementations. The system provided a new service model through one grading center linking with multiple remote hospitals for eye care in Guangdong province, China. The early stage of the project practice and study also undertook the responsibility of educations for remote-area doctors and image graders for DR diagnosis and image grading. The project has successfully demonstrated the telemedicine system and associated workflows can be used for providing DR screening and eye disease diagnostic services in remote and rural hospitals in China.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health - 14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages237-249
Number of pages13
Volume9677
ISBN (Print)9783319396002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2016 - Wuhan, China
Duration: 25 May 201627 May 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9677
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2016
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period25/05/201627/05/2016

Keywords

  • Comprehensive eye examination
  • Diabetic retinopathy grading
  • Diabetic retinopathy screening
  • Tele-ophthalmology
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Xiao, D., Vignarajan, J., Chen, T., Ye, T., Xiao, B., Congdon, N., & Kanagasingam, Y. (2016). Design of a tele-ophthalmology system for comprehensive eye examination and DR screening and its preliminary implementation. In Inclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health - 14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9677, pp. 237-249). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9677). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39601-9_21