The Role of Telemedicine to Alleviate an Increasingly Burdened Healthcare System: Retinopathy of Prematurity.
- Author(s): Antaki, Fares
- Bachour, Kenan
- Kim, Tyson N
- Qian, Cynthia X
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s40123-020-00275-5
Telemedicine-based remote digital fundus imaging (RDFI-TM) offers a promising platform for the screening of retinopathy of prematurity. RDFI-TM addresses some of the challenges faced by ophthalmologists in examining this vulnerable population in both low- and high-income countries. In this review, we studied the evidence on the use of RDFI-TM and analyzed the practical framework for RDFI-TM systems. We assessed the novel technological advances that can be deployed within RDFI-TM systems including noncontact imaging systems, smartphone-based imaging tools, and deep learning algorithms.