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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127-131

Smartphones in ophthalmology

1 Shiley Eye Center, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
2 Vision Research Center and Department of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
3 Department of Ophthalmology, McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Correspondence Address:
Vinay A Shah
Vitreoretina Service, Dean McGee Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
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Source of Support: Department of Ophthalmology and the Vision Research Center, University of Missouri Kansas City., Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.94054

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The potential usefulness of smartphones in the medical field is evolving everyday. This article describes various tools available on smartphones, largely focusing on the iPhone, for the examination of an ophthalmic patient, for patient and physician education, as well as reference tools for both ophthalmologists and vision researchers. Furthermore, the present article discusses how smartphones can be used for ophthalmic photography and image management, and foremost, the usefulness of the applications such as the Eye Handbook for the ophthalmologist and interested students, patients, physicians, and researchers, currently available in the iPhone.

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