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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-85

Smartphone fundoscopy for retinopathy of prematurity


Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital, College of Medicine, National University, Taipei, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Po-Ting Yeh
Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Number 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei
Taiwan
Tzyy-Chang Ho
Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Number 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei
Taiwan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.1016/j.tjo.2014.04.001

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Purpose: The utility of digital fundus images in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening has been established. A smartphone can be a device available to most ophthalmologists to capture digital fundus photographs. In this study, fundus images were captured with original camera settings for ROP documentation. Methods: The examination was performed under topical anesthesia. An assistant held a glass stick against the eye movement if infants moved their eyes too frequently. A hand-held smartphone and a 30D lens were used to record the fundus in video mode. A continuous flash was turned on to provide almost constant coaxial illumination. Fundus photographs were captured from the video film. Results: Fundus photographs can be captured successfully with a smartphone and a 30D lens under original camera settings. Conclusion: Fundus photographs of acceptable diagnostic quality can be obtained in ROP patients conveniently and inexpensively using a portable hand-held smartphone. It might be a useful tool in documentation, education, consultation, and telemedicine in ROP.


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