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Sustaining Gains in Diabetic Eye Screening: Outcomes from a Stakeholder-Based Implementation Program for Teleophthalmology in Primary Care

Sustaining Gains in Diabetic Eye Screening: Outcomes from a Stakeholder-Based Implementation Program for Teleophthalmology in Primary Care

Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults in the United States, primarily because of lack of access to eye screening. Teleophthalmology is a validated form of diabetic eye screening shown to prevent blindness but is significantly underutilized in U.S. primary care clinics.

In this article, authors including HIP Investigators Dr. Yao Liu and Dr. Maureen Smith hypothesized that a stakeholder-based implementation program could increase teleophthalmology use and diabetic eye screening rates through improved integration of teleophthalmology into primary care workflows.

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