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Optometry

Non-contact widefield retinal imaging helps diagnosis, grading of ROP

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A non-contact wide field retinal imaging (NC-WFI) system that utilizes true color images can be used for more accurate diagnosis and severity grading in patients with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a study.

In this study, the vitreoretinal faculty of a tertiary eye care center examined all babies using the indirect ophthalmoscope after pupillary dilatation before ROP grading. A NC-WFI system (Clarus 700; Zeiss) was used to capture high-resolution true color reflectance imaging.

Of the 22 babies (44 eyes) included, 13 unique cases of ROP had images captured on the NC-WFI system.

Reference
Belenje A, Reddy RU, Optom B, et al. Non-contact widefield neonatal retinal imaging for retinopathy of prematurity using the Clarus 700 high resolution true colour reflectance imaging. Eye (Lond). 2022;doi: 10.1038/s41433-022-02273-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36195674.

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