Hamilton Community Health Network is always looking for additional ways to serve our patients. In doing so, we were selected as a site for the University of Michigan MI-SIGHT program. MI-SIGHT is a study, led by Paula Anne Newman-Casey, MD, MS. Dr. Newman-Casey is the Education Director for eHealth at the Kellogg Eye Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan. The study will help determine if providing eye screenings via telemedicine in community clinics can improve the rate of detection of severe eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, among others.
Ophthalmic technicians will take measurements and photographs of participant’s eyes at the Hamilton Main clinic. The exam will be uploaded to the University of Michigan’s electronic health record for the eye doctor to review. The technician will see the patient back in one month to go over the results and doctor’s treatment recommendations and help the patient schedule future eye care at Hamilton, if needed. The technician will also help participants pick out free or low-cost eyeglasses.
For more details, contact the MISIGHT program office at 810-309-9378.