Our mission is to use tele-ophthalmology to preserve the sight of the Wisconsin population, educate about diabetes and eye health, and develop future workforce.
Over the past five years we have worked with the Milwaukee community to provide free digital retinal exams in the community. Our project started with the funding from Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program and Medical College of Wisconsin. Our mission is to use tele-ophthalmology to preserve the sight of the Wisconsin population, educate about diabetes and eye health, and develop future workforce. Our project involves the use of telemedicine (medicine delivery at distance) where images of the retina (back of the eye) are taken in the community and then sent via HIPAA compliant server to the Eye Institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin for review. The results are sent back to the community and participants either receive the letter or phone call with the results. In the last five years we detected eye abnormalities such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and other eye disease.
Numbers & Outcomes
“I enjoyed the visuals of the eye and will recommend others get their eyes checked”
“better than eye exam”
“It is my hope that this program will help guide, motivate, and encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to help protect their health and vision.”