Study: Smartphones Could Help With Eye Diagnoses
The results of a new study reveal the use of smartphones could help ophthalmologists diagnose eye-related conditions.
The study's results, published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, indicate physicians provided with inner-eye photos rated the images as usually having the same or higher quality when viewed on a smartphone (specifically an iPhone) than when the same images were viewed on a desktop computer.
The study was conducted by researchers from Emory University in Atlanta.
"We believe the iPhone, and similar devices, in combination with nonmydriatic photography can complement ophthalmologic consultations in settings such as the emergency department by allowing for rapid and remote identification of obvious conditions affecting the posterior pole such as papilledema and malignant hypertension," the researchers wrote.
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