Use of digital retinal imaging in screening for retinopathy of prematurity

Kandasamy, Yogavijayan, Smith, Roger, Wright, Ian, and Hartley, Leo (2013) Use of digital retinal imaging in screening for retinopathy of prematurity. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49 (1). E1-E5.

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Abstract

The frequency of premature births is increasing world-wide. This factor, combined with improved survival and revised screening criteria, is resulting in an increased workload in screening for retinopathy of prematurity. Digital retinal imaging is emerging as an important alternative tool for diagnosing retinopathy of prematurity, and its use has even been extended to developing countries. Neonatal nurses and technicians can be trained to use digital imaging devices effectively. This is important in areas that do not have ready access to paediatric ophthalmologists. The ability to transfer images electronically makes it a valuable tool in telemedicine, while the ability to store and retrieve images is also advantageous from a medico-legal perspective. Image analysis software can further improve the accuracy of diagnosis. The main limitation of this technology is its high capital cost.

Item ID: 36841
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1754
Keywords: digital retinal imaging, neonatal nurse, neonatology, retinopathy of prematurity, teleophthalmology
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2014 07:30
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111499 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920107 Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders @ 100%
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