Telemedicine Catches Blinding Disease in Premature Babies (video) NIH/National Eye Institute Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption e-ROP is a National Eye Institute funded study that showed telemedicine could reduce obstacles to care for babies at risk of the potentially blinding disease retinopathy of prematurity. The investigators say that the approach, if adopted broadly, could help ease the strain on hospitals with limited access to ophthalmologists and lead to better care for infants in underserved areas of the country. NEI is a part of the National Institutes of Health. Credit National Eye Institute Usage Restrictions Please credit the National Eye Institute Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.