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March 15th

Imaging Device for Newborns May Prompt Universal Vision Screening

System facilitates identification, monitoring of vision disorders for earlier detection. A newly approved device for vision screening of all newborns (Panocam LT Wide-Field Imaging System, Visunex Medical Systems) captures a 130° field of view of the anterior and posterior segments.

By Fred Gebhart

Ophthalmology Times

March 27th

Symposium in Focus: Towards Universal Infant Screening with the Aid of New Wide Angle Retinal Imaging Technology

Delegates of the 31st Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress (APAO 2016) gathered at the Grand Hyatt Taipei for a symposium on advances in pediatric ophthalmic imaging, hosted by Visunex Medical Systems (California, U.S.A.), where they heard from a group of experts about the latest developments.

By Claire Noonan

APAO ShowDaily 2016

January 20th

ROP Screening and Telemedicine, Part 1: Has Its Time Arrived?

Despite the availability of good treatment, babies continue to go blind from ROP, in large part because they have not been screened in a timely manner. “One of the main reasons is that not enough physicians are available,” said Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD, director of telemedicine at Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University. “The camera allows them to be.”

An emerging technology, store-and-forward telemedicine involves capturing medical data to be interpreted by a remote expert. It may hold special promise for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a condition on the rise at a time of decline in the number of adequately trained ophthalmologists able or willing to perform in-person exams.1

By Annie Stuart, Contributing Writer

EyeNet Magazine

February 6th

NIH Funded Telemedicine study demonstrates effective methodology for catching blinding disease in premature babies

In June of 2014, the NIH reported on a study conducted by the e-ROP Cooperative Group, which counts 12 US and one Canadian clinic in its collaborative sites.  The study cohort included more than 1200 infants born an average of 13 weeks prematurely.  Each infant was evaluated approximately every nine days by an ophthalmologist.

 Some level of ROP appears in more than 50% of all infants born at 30 weeks or earlier, with between 5% and 8% of those becoming severe enough to warrant treatment.  In the study, 43 percent of the advanced ROP cases were identified earlier using telemedicine (15 day earlier on average), than when detected via live examination by an ophthalmologists.  With the study results indicated that remotely read digital images identified a higher percentage of correct RW-ROP than live examination by clinicians, here digital images are sent to a reading facility with trained readers evaluating the images, referral warranted ROP (RW-ROP)


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