Application of Simple Imaging Equipment Based on Smartphone Camera Function in Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Diseases in Africa

Ke Xiong, Bright Nkrumah, Yacouba Cissé
2021 International journal of medical science and health research  
The eye image data is very important in the recording of ophthalmic diseases. Various imaging equipments, such as anterior segment camera, fundus imaging machines, optical coherence tomography scanner, are very expensive and cumbersome. Only a few eye clinics in most African countries have these equipments, the most eye clinics are only equipped with basic ophthalmic examination equipment such as slit-lamp microscope and ophthalmoscope. Now, the miniature camera of smartphones has the ability
more » ... take high-resolution photographic images. Combining the smartphone's camera functions and auxiliary simple devices connected to mobile phones can collect eye imagings for clinical applications. The author introduced a simple and cheap device for eye imaging. The method of combining the camera function of a smartphone with a simple imaging device to collect images of the anterior segment and the fundus. Its simple, easy-to-use and low-cost characteristics can fill this shortcoming in Africa. It can be more familiar and mastered by African ophthalmologists.
doi:10.51505/ijmshr.2021.5510 fatcat:dupk6pkddngddjans3t7vshf3y