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Telemedicine Proves Accurate For Preemie Eye Screening

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  • July 03 2014, 10:03am EDT

Trained non-physician evaluators studying retinal images transmitted to a reading center successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a medical evaluation for retinopathy (ROP), a leading cause of treatable blindness.

Findings from a new multicenter study strengthen the case for using telemedicine to address unmet medical needs of preterm babies who cannot be initially evaluated by ophthalmologists.

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