Results published in Eye showed for the first time that Optos non-contact ultra-widefield (UWF) imaging can obtain high-quality images in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). In fact, Optos UWF imaging was faster, elicited better pediatric patient cooperation, negated the need for anesthesia, captured a larger coverage area, and achieved better image clarity compared to conventional contact-based imaging. These results also suggest the potential utility of Optos UWF imaging in the development of telemedicine programs for managing discharge from hospital screening programs, evaluating disease severity, and informing treatment decisions.
Patel CK, Fung THM, Muqit MMK, Mordant DJ, Brett J, Smith L, Adams, E. Non-contact ultra-widefield imaging of retinopathy of prematurity using the Optos dual wavelength scanning laser ophthalmoscope. Eye. 2013: 1-8.