Tele-Ophthalmology
(offered by the Eye Institute)

In this first-of-its-kind initiative, the Eye Institute at Tan Tock Seng Hospital has collaborated with Hougang Polyclinic in March 2009 to provide a new service that allows patients to have their eyes tested at our clinic via video-conferencing.

An optometrist facilitates the session by talking to the patient, finding out details of the symptoms and capturing images of the internal part of the affected eye, and then transmitting the images to the doctor in the hospital. The doctor will then order a face-to-face consultation through the TV screen, with the optometrist providing inputs.

With this new service, the waiting time for patients to see an eye specialist is reduced significantly. This not only saves time, but also allows them to receive the appropriate treatment faster.

For more information, please call us at 6355 3000.




Polyclinics with this service:

   

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