Teleophthalmology for Eye Care during Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Opportunities and Challenges


Virtual ophthalmology

How to Cite

Keshvardoost, S., Bahaadinbeigy, K., & Fatehi, F. (2020). Teleophthalmology for Eye Care during Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Opportunities and Challenges . Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 22(12).


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic illustrated the significance of using telemedicine for medical services to minimize the risk of infection more than ever. The implementation of telemedicine in the realm of eye expertise (teleophthalmology) has made it possible for both ophthalmic patients and COVID-19 positive cases to be taken care of in different ways of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. This study aimed to discuss the ophthalmology challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak based on existing evidence, followed by proposing some solutions for utilizing telemedicine.


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