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Jorge Cuadros, OD, PhD

Jorge Cuadros.

Assistant Clinical Professor

School of Optometry



Director of Clinical Informatics Research

Research Interests


  • Data Interchange Standards
  • Modeling Healthcare Information Systems
  • Distance Education
  • Clinical Communication Systems
  • Retinal Color Image Processing
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
  • Glaucoma Detection
  • International Telehealth

Research Activities
Starting in 1994, developed several programs for remote clinical diagnosis and distance learning, including programs in China, India, and Latin America. EyePACS was developed as an open access system for clinical communication in eye care, and has been used for teleconsultations, retinopathy screening, home care, education, digital grand rounds, and research. Member of DICOM’s working group on data interchange for ophthalmic diagnostic information objects, the defacto international standards organization for eye care imaging. Member of Health Level 7, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the American Telemedicine Association. As past chair of Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry’s informatics special interest group, led the development of informatics standards for optometry schools. Doctoral thesis is entitled: “Low Complexity Adaptable Image-Capable Systems for Inter-Clinician Communication.” Currently directing UCB Retinal Reading Center for diabetic retinopathy detection.

Clinical Care Studies

Evaluation of remote diabetic retinopathy detection in urban diabetes clinic

Evaluation of new methods for remote consultations in community clinics in the California Central Valley

Validation of new retinal imaging devices for detection of diabetic retinopathy

Selected Publications

Teleophthalmology/ K Yogesan, S Kumar, L Goldschmidt, J Cuadros; ISBN 3-540-24337-2; Springer-Verlag 2006

EyePACS: Open Source Clinical Communication for Eye Care, J Cuadros, I Sim; Proceedings of the 11th Congress on Medical Informatics, 09/2004, pp. 207-212.

Comparison of Image Enhancement Methods for Visual Detection of Glaucomatous Optic Nerve Head Lesions, Abstracts from the Third CAFIA Meeting, European Journal of Ophthalmology (Vol. 13, No. 2).