Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology

: 2019  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64--71

How-to guide for smartphone slit-lamp imaging

John Davis Akkara1, Anju Kuriakose2 
1 Department of Glaucoma, Westend Eye Hospital; Department of Ophthalmology, Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre, Cochin, Kerala, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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John Davis Akkara
Department of Glaucoma, Westend Eye Hospital, Kacheripady, Cochin - 682 018, Kerala

Ophthalmology is a very visual science; therefore, visualizing the eye and its pathology in good clarity is essential for a diagnosis. Over the past several years, smartphones have evolved to replace several gadgets in our daily life, including cameras. In ophthalmology, they have been very useful to take good quality photographs through slit lamp, gross photographs and also fundus photos using low-cost smartphone fundus cameras. In this article, we elaborate on the techniques, tips, and tricks to obtain excellent smartphone ophthalmic photographs and videos with a mid-level smartphone camera. We teach how to take diffuse and slit photographs, with and without an adapter, in addition, how to take Gonioscopy, specular microscopy, and fundus via 90D. These photos and videos can also be edited on the smartphone itself and used for case discussion, second opinion, teaching, presentations, and publications.

How to cite this article:
Akkara JD, Kuriakose A. How-to guide for smartphone slit-lamp imaging.Kerala J Ophthalmol 2019;31:64-71

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Akkara JD, Kuriakose A. How-to guide for smartphone slit-lamp imaging. Kerala J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 14 ];31:64-71
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