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Video A vision for rural eye care

March 5, 2019

Eye doctors are in short supply in rural Wisconsin, sometimes requiring patients to make a long drive to a distant city for an exam. But the UW Health Teleophthalmology program has a camera that can be used in remote locations to take photos of a person’s eyes, with the exam then being read by university-level ophthalmologists. “I’ve often been told by patients that the reason they most want to protect their sight is to watch their children and their grandchildren grow up,” says Yao Liu, the program’s director, “and I think making that possible is just an incredible privilege.”