What are "smart devices"?.- Social networking in ophthalmology.- Apps and social networking pages for basic workup.- Apps and social networking pages for lens disorders.- Apps and social networking pages for glaucoma.- Apps and social networking pages for retinal diseases.- Apps and social networking pages for strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology.- Apps and social networking pages for neuro-ophthalmology.- Apps and social networking pages for oculoplasty and ocular trauma.- Apps and social networking pages for ocular oncology.- Teleophthalmology.
This book provides information on how to extract the most from mobile applications and easily adapt and integrate them into daily practice. Today mobile applications that can optimize patient flow, help in examinations, perform anterior/posterior segment imaging, offer differential diagnosis and therapeutic options and even serve as patient drug reminders and councilors are easily available. Most of them have been developed by individuals and as a result lack marketing, even though they are free to download and use.
Ophthalmology has always been at the forefront of medicine when it comes to adopting the latest developments - be they lasers, off-label anti-VEGF drugs or biocompatible implants. Mobile phones and tablets have infiltrated our private and professional lives and they are here to stay. As such, this book explores the endless possibilities that mobile computing offers, and introduces the vista of opportunities for providing better care, one download at a time.
As part of the series "Current Practices in Ophthalmology" this volume is intended for residents and fellows in-training, as well as general and specialist ophthalmologists.
Dr Parul Ichhpujani is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India, where she is responsible for the glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology services. She completed her glaucoma training at the Advanced Eye Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, followed by a clinical research fellowship under Dr George L. Spaeth at Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, USA. She is an avid researcher and academic. She has co-authored a book, "Pearls in Glaucoma Therapy"; edited two books, "Expert Techniques in Ophthalmology", "Manual of Glaucoma" and "Glaucoma: Basic and Clinical Perspectives" and contributed several research articles and book chapters in national as well as international books. Dr. Ichhpujani has lectured at regional, national and international surgical meetings and serves as a reviewer for various ophthalmology journals. She was named in the powerlist of "Best 40 under 40" ophthalmologists in 2014.
Dr Sahil Thakur is a budding ophthalmologist who, apart from pursuing clinical aspects of ophthalmology, has a keen interest in affordable medical technology and clinical photography. His presentations at various scientific fora were evidence-based studies done using smartphone apps or online tools for ophthalmic investigations. He is currently involved in research and development of digital software for faster and more efficient diagnosis of common ophthalmic disorders. He is following his mentor, Dr Parul Ichhpujani's footsteps into the field of medical books.