Telemedicine may be optimal for screening retinopathy of prematurity

New data support the validity of remote evaluation by trained nonphysicians for infants at risk of developing retinopathy of prematurity compared with standard diagnostic examinations, according to researchers.“This study provides validation for a telemedicine approach to ROP screening and could help save thousands of infants from going blind,” lead author Graham E. Quinn, MD, a professor of ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said in a press release issued by the National Institutes of Health about the study.