Jorge Camara

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Dr. Jorge G. Camara is a Filipino ophthalmologist who performed the first teleophthalmology operation. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His paper: "Teleophthalmology: The use of real-time telementoring to remove an orbital tumor," published in several medical journals, has been recognized internationally because it showcased a momentous eye operation that happened for the first time in history. In this eye surgery, Dr. Camara, guided general ophthalmologist, Dr. Susan Senftin, in the removal of a lateral orbital tumor from a site that is 210 miles away on another island. The doctors employed two-way closed circuit televisions in their communication.

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  • Teleophthalmology: The use of real-time telementoring to remove an orbital tumor. (Accessed on July 30, 2007).

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