Objective: We sought to determine whether retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) can be evaluated and managed telemedically.
Design: Multicenter noncomparative case series.
Participants: Ten patients (19 eyes) with ROP were evaluated and treated per standard of care and imaged with the RetCam 120 digital fundus camera (Massie Research Laboratories, Inc., Dublin, CA).
Intervention: Images were transmitted to a remote site for evaluation and management recommendations.
Main outcome measures: Telemedical evaluations and management recommendations were compared with traditional on-site standard of care evaluations and treatments.
Results: The identification of Plus disease at the remote site was accurately identified in 95% of eyes. Prethreshold, threshold, and stage 4 or 5 ROP were correctly detected in 17 of 19 (89%) eyes.
Conclusions: Results indicate ROP can be evaluated and treatment recommendations made at remote sites with telemedicine strategies.