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Type: Journal article
Title: The potential impact of 5G telecommunication technology on ophthalmology
Author: Singh, G.
Casson, R.
Chan, W.O.
Citation: Eye, 2021; 35(7):1859-1868
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2021
ISSN: 0950-222X
1476-5454
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Gurfarmaan Singh, Robert Casson, WengOnn Chan
Abstract: Advances in information and communication technology (ICT) are having an increasing impact on the practice of ophthalmology. Successive generations of 4G networks have provided continued improvements in bandwidth and download speeds. Fibre-optic networks were promised as the next step in the development of a faster and more reliable network. However, due to considerable delays in their widespread implementation, original expectations have not been met. Currently, the new 5G network is on the verge of widespread release and aims to offer previously unparalleled bandwidth, speed, reliability and access. This review aims to highlight the potential profound impact near instantaneous communication (the 5G network) may have on ophthalmology and the delivery of eyecare to the global population. Conversely, if the new network fails to deliver as intended, the wireless network itself may become yet another obstacle to adopting next-generation technologies in eyecare.
Keywords: Humans
Reproducibility of Results
Ophthalmology
Technology
Telecommunications
Description: Published online: 17 March 2021
Rights: © The Author(s), under exclusive licence to The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2021
DOI: 10.1038/s41433-021-01450-z
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