Remote-controlled slit lamp provides direct eye care services to Greek patients in rural areas, islands

Ljubljana, SLOVENIA β€” A new remote-controlled system for slit lamp examination allows delivery of specialized eye care services to patients in poorly served rural areas and islands, decreasing commuting and financial burden, according to one speaker. β€œIn Greece, the financial crisis has had a huge impact on the national health system and on the life of patients. Especially for those located in remote rural areas and islands, coming to hospital is difficult and expensive,” Iordanis Chatziangelidis, MD, a resident at Athens Eye Hospital, said at the winter meeting of the (Read more...)