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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 2249

Smartphone anterior segment photography with slit-lamp assisted illumination

Aravind Eye Hospital and Post-graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication23-Sep-2020

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Dr. P R Aswin
Aravind Eye Hospital and Post-graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Anna Nagar, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_444_20

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Aswin P R. Smartphone anterior segment photography with slit-lamp assisted illumination. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:2249

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Aswin P R. Smartphone anterior segment photography with slit-lamp assisted illumination. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2023 Feb 8];68:2249. Available from: https://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2020/68/10/2249/295742

Smartphones have a wide appeal for ophthalmic imaging. Most enthusiasts recommend using macro-lenses or the slit-lamp eyepiece either barehanded or with adaptors or recently even intraocular lenses (IOLs).[1],[2],[3],[4] With newer phones coming with two or more cameras, the 2× zoom option works well for taking anterior segment images. The illumination can be provided by the illumination system of the slit-lamp. The following images [Figure 1] were taken by keeping the phone at a 30-45° angle with the slit-lamp beam providing either diffuse or slit illumination. This works with any mid-range dual camera phone with a 2x-zoom option, thus negating the need for any extra attachments.
Figure 1: Anterior segment photos taken using 2x zoom on Nokia 7 Plus (a mid-range Android smartphone) with illumination from a slit-lamp. (a) Hypermature Morgagnian Cataract. (b) Black partially-absorbed cataract with Iris and Lens coloboma. (c) Post-traumatic prolapsed vitreous in Anterior Chamber with hemorrhage. (d) Immature cataract with nuclear sclerosis

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