PO-1402-005 TELEMEDICINE WITH SMART SOFTWARE FOR RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY SCREENING: EXPERIENCE FROM A PROGRAM IN THE USA AND PROSPECTS FOR USE Trese M.T., Denisova E.V., Katargina L.A. Associated Retinal Consultants, P.C., William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073, USA; The Helmholtz Moscow Research Institute of Eye Diseases, 105062, Moscow, Russian Federation Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) remains a leading cause of preventable blindness in premature infants worldwide. ROP screening is the most important part of ROP care, which determines proper timing for treatment. The standard method for diagnosis of ROP – bedside binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy (BIO) has many limitations. Effectiveness of a telemedicine approach, using wide angle remote digital fundus imaging and Smart Software for ROP screening, was demonstrated. Telemedicine can supplant BIO examination as a primary approach for ROP screening, reduce human error, provide better care, reduce physician time and therefore reduce cost for ROP screening.