From smartphone to “eyephone”
“Think Instagram for the eyes,” says assistant professor of ophthalmology Robert Chang, MD. His team has created inexpensive adapters that make it easy to use a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the eye — one for the front surface of the eye, another for the inside view.
It matters because the usual eye-imaging instruments are expensive and hard to use, and even ophthalmologists who have the equipment and know-how find capturing and sharing the images slow going.
Physicians who’d like to test the adapters can e-mail the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.