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"Automated OCT For After-hours Care Aids In Patient Management" - Robert Linnehan

  • Healio: Ocular Surgery News
  • New York, NY
  • (July 22, 2019)

Easy-to-use automated OCT systems can enhance patient care in high-volume after-hours clinics when traditional scans are typically not available, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Limited access to diagnostic equipment and skilled imaging personnel can make patient care during after-hours difficult. An automated OCT system available for after-hours use in a high-volume clinic can greatly improve patient care and empower ophthalmologists to make accurate diagnoses,” said study author coauthor Richard Rosen, MD, professor of ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He added, “When you see a patient and can’t give them a definitive answer, it does create a situation of stress for a young trainee or physician. You’re then unable to reassure a patient or give them a plan. Having this system after-hours really does cut to the chase and reduce stress for patients and clinicians.”

— Richard B. Rosen, MD, Deputy Chair, Clinical Affairs, Professor, Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, The Belinda Bingham Pierce & Gerald G. Pierce, MD, Distinguished Chair of Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

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