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Telemedicine Solution for Screening for Retinopathy of Prematurity

Team Members:
  • Richard Chen
  • Seony Han
  • Sami Messai
  • Becca Miller
  • Erica Schwarz
  • Prerna Singh
  • Aditya Murali
  • Elizabeth Wu
  • Nicholas Durr, PhD
  • Christopher Brady, MD


Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a vision-impairing retinal disease that occurs in preterm infants and can account for up to 60% of childhood blindness worldwide. Due to a shortage of ophthalmologists to perform ROP screenings, a deskilled method is needed to take ocular images suitable for diagnosis of ROP so that all at-risk infants can be effectively screened.

Our team is developing a retinal imaging system that will increase the screening capacities of NICUs and improve the overall standard of care for ROP. To that end we have created Kaleyedos: a low-cost imaging device that utilizes a novel illumination method in tandem with a custom software suite that together deskills the screening process, increases image quality, and integrates seamlessly with a telemedicine pipeline.

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