In the 1990s, ROP was identified as the main cause of blindness in children in Latin America. From that moment on, regional efforts began to prevent, detect and treat ROP. Today, there are numerous barriers to providing adequate ROP care, and one of the biggest problems in ROP programs is the difficulty in accessing and referring preterm babies, as well as the limited number of human resources available for the timely detection, treatment, and monitoring of ROP. For this reason, the importance of telemedicine arises as a diagnostic tool that will allow us to overcome these obstacles. Telemedicine records, stores and shares retinal images and epidemiological data remotely among specialists, and is an emerging technology in ophthalmology. This would have a potential utility to exceed the diagnostic goals in the care of ROP.
|Title of host publication||Digital Eye Care and Teleophthalmology|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Practical Guide to Applications|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||43|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2023|