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    Portable imaging system captures quality images

    Technology pairs traditional ophthalmoscopy, optical device attached to smartphone

     

    Multiple applications

    Applications for the imaging system include routine eye examinations and retinal screenings, optic nerve head examinations conducted without dilation for detecting glaucoma and other nerve-related pathologies, screening for and grading of later-stage diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (with dilation), detection of neurological disorders, hemorrhages, arteriolar constriction, blood vessel abnormalities, and screening of other conditions.Due to its portability, the system can be used during hospital rounds, emergency department evaluations, out-of-office visits, and home eye testing. It could be convenient for conducting examinations in infants and young children, said Dr. Russo, pointing out that while these young patients are attracted—or distracted—by the phone’s light, the clinician can proceed with the examination.

    Being that young children are familiar with mobile phones in their environment, they may be more at ease than if examined with another type of device, he said.

    Patients undergoing screening with the portable system may be more comfortable than when screened with an ophthalmoscope, Dr. Russo suggested.

    “With this system, you can just relax and put your hand toward the patient,” he added. “You don’t need to lean your face very close.”

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