What is the effectiveness of telemedicine in identifying cases of diabetic retinopathy attending diabetic clinics compared with the usual referral system?


  • Sanil Joseph

    Aravind Eye Hospitals

Project summary

Sanil is a hospital management consultant with a special interest in health services research. His Fellowship will support him to pursue a Master's in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and to carry out a research project evaluating the effectiveness of telemedicine-aided screening for a major blinding disease – diabetic retinopathy (DR). DR is a consequence of diabetes mellitus, and early detection and treatment can prevent patients from going blind. Sanil is based at the Lions Aravind Institute of Ophthalmology, part of the Aravind Eye Hospitals in south India.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.