Retinopathy of prematurity: Understanding and managing the risks of remote retinal imaging

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Remote imaging improves access to care and decreases the necessity for on-site evaluation by an ophthalmologist. Currently, established criteria do not exist delineating when the use of retinal photography and telemedicine is appropriate, rather than a dilated indirect ophthalmoscopic examination. This article will discuss the risk management strategies that practitioners and healthcare organizations should employ to protect both themselves and patients before adopting this technology.

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