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Screening and treatments using telemedicine in retinopathy of prematurity

Authors Thanos A, Yonekawa Y, Todorich B, Moshfeghi D, Trese MT

Received 29 October 2015

Accepted for publication 10 March 2016

Published 17 August 2016 Volume 2016:8 Pages 147—151


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Margaret Wong-Riley

Aristomenis Thanos,1 Yoshihiro Yonekawa,1,2 Bozho Todorich,1 Darius M Moshfeghi,3 Michael T Trese1

1Associated Retinal Consultants, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, 2Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 3Byers Eye Institute, Horngren Family Vitreoretinal Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Abstract: Several studies have validated the role of telemedicine as a new powerful screening and diagnostic tool for retinal disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity. With regard to retinopathy of prematurity, bedside examination with binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy has been the gold standard technique for screening, yet with several limitations. Herein, we review the current evidence that supports the role of telemedicine for the screening of infants with retinopathy of prematurity.

Keywords: retinopathy of prematurity, screening, telemedicine

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