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INNOVATION
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138-144

Innovative smartphone apps for ophthalmologists


1 Department of Glaucoma, Westend Eye Hospital, Kochi, Kerala; Department of Glaucoma, Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
John Davis Akkara
Westend Eye Hospital, Kacheripady, Kochi - 682 018, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_68_18

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The first iPhone was released in 2007 and the first Android phone in 2008. Ten years later, smartphones are becoming ubiquitous. They now have more advanced sensors, cameras and more processing power, which have allowed several innovative apps to be made, which were not possible a few years ago. These apps will change the way we interact with patients and with clinical data, provide affordable and advanced testing, enhance the way we learn, and hopefully improve doctor–patient interactions. However, most of these apps are made without professional input and needvalidation before use. We try to review the current landscape of Smartphone Apps in Ophthalmology.


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