Received: 15 June 2020; Published on-line: 27 October 2020

Strategies for the development of cyber-ophthalmology

Y. Danyk1, O. Zborovska2, N. Pasyechnikova2

1 Institute of Information Technologies; Kyiv (Ukraine)

2 SI "Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy, NAMS of Ukraine";  Odesa (Ukraine)

E-mail: filatoveye@gmail.com

TO CITE THIS ARTICLE: Danyk Y, Zborovska O, Pasyechnikova N. Strategies for the development of cyber-ophthalmology. J.ophthalmol.(Ukraine).2020;5:79-85. http://doi.org/10.31288/oftalmolzh202057985

Background: Making the tertiary management of eye diseases improved and widely available for all social groups in all parts of Ukraine is a pressing challenge for not only the Ministry of Health, but also for the state.

Purpose: To provide scientific and theoretical assessment of establishing a new branch of ophthalmology, cyber-ophthalmology.

Results: We demonstrated that the studied issue is relevant and important in the light of developments in tele- and cyber-medicine, expansion of application of information technologies to and introduction of artificial intelligence in medicine and in particular in ophthalmology.

Conclusion: Cyber-ophthalmology is becoming reality and a systematically important branch of ophthalmology. Research in and developments of this branch are essential for providing tertiary eye disease management and improved disease treatment efficacy for all social groups.

Keywords: cyber-ophthalmology, cyber-medicine, telemedicine, artificial intelligence, neurocomputer interface, cybersecurity



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