Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 960--962

Fundus imaging with a mobile phone: A review of techniques


Mahesh P Shanmugam, Divyansh KC Mishra, R Madhukumar, Rajesh Ramanjulu, Srinivasulu Y Reddy, Gladys Rodrigues 
 Department of Vitreoretinal Services and Ocular Oncology, Sankara Eye Hospitals, Kundanahalli Gate, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Mahesh P Shanmugam
Department of Vitreoretinal Services and Ocular Oncology, Sankara Eye Hospitals, Kundanahalli Gate, Bengaluru - 560 037, Karnataka
India

Fundus imaging with a fundus camera is an essential part of ophthalmic practice. A mobile phone with its in-built camera and flash can be used to obtain fundus images of reasonable quality. The mobile phone can be used as an indirect ophthalmoscope when coupled with a condensing lens. It can be used as a direct ophthalmoscope after minimal modification, wherein the fundus can be viewed without an intervening lens in young patients with dilated pupils. Employing the ubiquitous mobile phone to obtain fundus images has the potential for mass screening, enables ophthalmologists without a fundus camera to document and share findings, is a tool for telemedicine and is rather inexpensive.


How to cite this article:
Shanmugam MP, Mishra DK, Madhukumar R, Ramanjulu R, Reddy SY, Rodrigues G. Fundus imaging with a mobile phone: A review of techniques .Indian J Ophthalmol 2014;62:960-962


How to cite this URL:
Shanmugam MP, Mishra DK, Madhukumar R, Ramanjulu R, Reddy SY, Rodrigues G. Fundus imaging with a mobile phone: A review of techniques . Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Oct 22 ];62:960-962
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