The University of Wisconsin has a health program that aims to spot the signs of diabetes-related blindness early. The project, which involves the use of telemedicine, is headed by Dr. Yao Liu. Dr. Liu is a glaucoma specialist, eye surgeon and assistant professor at UW-Madison.
Early detection and treatment can decrease the risk of severe vision loss from diabetic eye disease by 90 percent, says Professor Liu. Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among working age adults in America.
“I think there is so much new technology today. Telemedicine allows us to provide eye care using cameras, smart phones, all kinds of new technologies,” Liu said.
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“Growing telehealth program is working to catch blindness early”