Learning Community Topics

June 2015: Highlights from the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Meeting - Game Changers in Vision, Prevent Blindness National Summit

Dr. Jorge Cuadros discusses the 4th annual “Focus on Eye Health” National Summit hosted by Prevent Blindness in Washington, D.C. This year's theme was "Game Changers in Vision."


April 2015: New Software - Computer Programs For Automatic Retinal Image Reading (Part 3)

This Learning Community is the last of a 3 part series on new technology and diabetic retinopathy screening. In Part 3, Dr. Jorge Cuadros discusses software that automatically reads retinal images.


March 2015: New Technology - Optical Coherence Tomography (Part 2)

This Learning Community is the second in a 3 part series on new technology and diabetic retinopathy screening. In Part 2, Dr. Jorge Cuadros discusses the benefits of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and how it can be used in primary care clinics.


February 2015: New Cameras - What They Can and Can't Do (Part 1)

Dr. Jorge Cuadros begins a 3 part series on new technology and diabetic retinopathy screening. In Part 1, Dr. Cuadros talks about different retinal cameras, including handheld cameras, automated cameras, and laser scanning devices.


January 2015: Grand Rounds - Interesting and Exemplary Cases from Guanajuato and Djibouti

In this year's Grand Rounds, Dr. Jorge Cuadros takes a look at remarkable and exemplary cases from clinics in Djibouti and Guanajuato, Mexico.


November 2014: New Email Notifications

Dr. Jorge Cuadros and the EyePACS Team introduce you to our newest feature, which automatically alerts users via email when a case is marked as urgent. We are also interested in hearing feedback on what notification features would be most helpful for you.


October 2014: Sustaining Retinal Screening Programs

In this month's Learning Community, Dr. Jorge Cuadros discusses the many ways that our clinics get reimbursed for retinal screening.


September 2014: EyePACS Confidential - Security Recommendations for EyePACS

In this month's Learning Community, Dr. Jorge Cuadros discusses HIPAA compliance in the context of EyePACS to ensure that users do not encounter issues with patient confidentiality while prioritizing patient care.


June 2014: How to Identify Diabetic Retinal Lesions With EyePACS - Grading Diabetic Macular Edema

Dr. Jorge Cuadros wraps up the four part series on diabetic retinal lesion detection and grading in this month's Learning Community. He discusses detection of diabetic macular edema and provides an overall grading summary.


May 2014: How To Identify Diabetic Retinal Lesions With EyePACS - Grading Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Jorge Cuadros shows how neovascularization is detected in the most advanced stage of diabetic retinopathy. This is part three of the four part series.


April 2014: How To Identify Diabetic Retinal Lesions With EyePACS - Grading Background Diabetic Retinopathy

In this month's Learning Community, Dr. Jorge Cuadros discusses retinal lesion detection and grading for primary care providers and staff in part two of the four part series.


March 2014: How To Identify Diabetic Retinal Lesions With EyePACS - Diabetic Retinal Lesion Grading For Primary Care Providers and Staff

This webinar is the first of a four part series on diabetic retinal lesion detection and grading for primary care providers and staff. This month, Dr. Jorge Cuadros discusses the rationale for opening certification up to the public.


February 2014: Red and Painful Eyes: What to do with patients who have red eyes and how EyePACS can help

In this month's Learning Community, Dr. Jorge Cuadros takes a look at patients with eye conditions that cause red and painful eyes, and how you can use the EyePACS system to help. For a list of tips and guidelines, please click here.


January 2014: Grand Rounds - Exemplary, Interesting, and Remarkable Cases from the EyePACS Community

Dr. Mark Sherstinsky, Dr. Harry Green, and Dr. Jorge Cuadros take a look at some remarkable cases from the EyePACS community and go over tips to improve consultant-photographer-patient communication.


October 2013: Blindness & Low Vision - What Happens When Your Patients Suffer Permanent Vision Loss?

Dr. Mark Sherstinsky leads a discussion on what to do when a patient’s vision impairment can no longer be improved with treatment, and what types of resources are available for your patients.


September 2013: The Report Says My Patient Has Drusen and Epiretinal Membranes. What's That?

In this month's Learning Community, Dr. Jorge Cuadros and Dr. Harry Green lead a discussion on different common findings in your patient's retinal images and what you can do about these findings.


August 2013: The Other Referable Conditions - Glaucoma and Cataracts

Dr. Harry Green leads an interesting discussion on the effects, diagnosis, and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts, and how the information and retinal images you upload to EyePACS are relevant to these conditions.


July 2013: Managing Chronic Disease - Presentation by i2i Tracks

For this month's Learning Community, Mike Montgomery from i2i Systems presents a discussion on population healh management and the tools, features, and benefits of using i2i Tracks and i2i Systems.


June 2013: What Your Patient's Retinal Images Indicate About Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Jorge Cuadros and Dr. Harry Green lead a discussion on retinal imaging and what your patient's retinal images can tell you about conditions like hypertension, atherosclerosis, stroke, and kidney disease.


May 2013: The New Version of EyePACS, Part 3 (Progress Report: EyePACS Fixes, Feedback, and Noteworthy Details)

In this third and final installment of webinars focused on the new version of EyePACS, Dr. Harry Green and Dr. Jorge Cuadros address user feedback, fine-tuned fixes, and features such as the linking patient cases, adding a provider, and the messaging center.


April 2013: The New Version of EyePACS, Part 2 (Deployment: Issues, Fixes, and New Features)

Dr. Jorge Cuadros and EyePACS coordinators Katherine Hu and Sanary Lim address current issues and fixes since the release of EyePACS 4.0. Dr. Cuadros also introduces new features of the website such as the dashboard, treatment planning, and worklists.


March 2013: EyePACS is Changing - Learning How To Use The New Version of EyePACS, Part 1 (User Functions)

EyePACS Coordinators Katherine Hu and Sanary Lim introduce the new changes arriving with the release of EyePACS 4.0 and demonstrate how to enter information, upload cases, and manage users/sites with the new version of EyePACS.


February 2013: Giving Your Consultant a Helping Hand - The Importance of Patients' Clinical Information

Dr. Harry Green discusses providing crucial patient information with EyePACS cases to help your consultants do a better job of referring patients and making appropriate referrals.


January 2013: Grand Rounds - Exemplary, Interesting, and Remarkable Cases from the EyePACS Community

Dr. Jorge Cuadros, Dr. Eric Li, Dr. Harry Green, and Dr. Mark Sherstinsky take a look at some remarkable cases from the EyePACS community.


October 2012: Your Role in Blindness Prevention in the Local, National, and Global Community - A Public Health Perspective

Dr. Mark Sherstinsky, OD, MPH leads a discussion on your role in preventing blindness on different levels of the community and presents some public health aspects of what we are accomplishing with diabetic retinopathy screening.


September 2012: Goal Setting

Dr. Jorge Cuadros and the EyePACS community discuss new tools for setting goals and measuring how well clinics are reaching them. We also take a look at best practices that we've learned from clinics to get patients into the retinopathy detection program.


August 2012: Innovations For Expanding Access To Eye Care

Dr. Jorge Cuadros and the EyePACS community take a look at some exciting innovations coming to eye care, as well as some sample topics from UC Berkeley's upcoming Translational Research Conference.


July 2012: How Would You Like Your EyePACS Consultant Reports?

Dr. Jorge Cuadros and the EyePACS community address the many ways of delivering EyePACS findings and recommendations. The discussion covers how clinics use reports for treatment planning, patient recall, patient education, electronic interfacing, and informing providers about their patients.


June 2012: Photographers' Corner - Optimizing External and Internal Images

Dr. Nancy Nguyen, Dr. Harry Green, and the EyePACS community address different approaches on setting up and capturing quality images using cameras such as the Canon DGi, CR1, CR2, and CenterVue DRS.


May 2012: Different Approaches to Integrating Retinal Imaging in Clinic Workflow

Dr. Harry Green and the EyePACS community address different approaches to integrating retinal imaging into the clinic workflow.


April 2012: Discussion on Electronic Medical Record Interfacing

What are the needs of the clnics? What interfaces are clinics using? What issues are coming up? This Learning Community roundtable focuses on these questions and more.


March 2012: To Dilate or Not to Dilate - That Is the Question. We Have the Answer

Dr. Harry Green explains when to dilate patient's eyes, problems with pupils, the EyePACS protocols, workflow improvements and adverse reactions.


February 2012: Natural History of Diabetic Retinopathy and How Primary Care Makes A Difference

Dr. Jorge Cuadros discusses how blood sugar control and other factors affect Diabetic Retinopathy and other ways Primary Care makes a difference for patients with DR.


January 2012: Grand Rounds

Dr. Jorge Cuadros discusses remarkable and exemplary cases from 2011.


October 2011: Photographer's Corner

Dr. Harry Green covers new approaches to old problems, including changes to the photography certification process, techniques to capture optimal images, and a review of retinal landmarks.


September 2011: Broader Blindness Prevention

In this presentation, Dr. Jorge Cuadros adresses the signifiance of broader blindness prevention and various sight-threatening conditions that have been detected and referred through EyePACS. The slides include a set of referral guidelines and a discussion on future efforts for preventing blindness.


August 2011: Regulatory Requirements

Dr. Jorge Cuadros discusses the scope of service recommendations for retinopathy screening (DRS) in clinics. He goes over the telemedicine consent form and other regulatory issues.


July 2011:

An overview of reimbursement updates and billing codes for EyePACS and diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) in the community.