Insights for 12-9-19

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"A majority of patients even expressed that such a convenient location of the eye doctor near a place of shopping may improve their likelihood of pursuing eyecare. The combination of convenience through a community-based retail eye clinic and tertiary level care provided by telemedicine is a novel approach to improve eyecare utilization."

Lindsay A. Rhodes, MD, an assistant professor in UAB’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and colleagues in an analysis of their EQUALITY telehealth study, as reported recently by mHealth Intelligence. Rhodes has received a $3.5 million grant to study telehealth solutions for primary open angle glaucoma, according to a UAB announcement.