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Evaluating the Benefits Telehealth – TeleOphthalmology Inter Tribal Health Authority and the Ministry of Health Services


07 November 2013


This report looks at the TeleOphthalmology project, led by the Inter Tribal Health Authority (ITHA) in collaboration with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA). The project, was jointly funded by Canada Health Infoway and First Nations Inuit Health (FNIH), and was designed to enable screening eye examinations of First Nations patients at risk of diabetic retinopathy who live in remote Vancouver Island communities. The project was designed to capture retinal disease in First Nations individuals at an early stage and allow for timely vision-saving treatment.

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