02 February 2015

Research Studies

Comparison of Smartphone Ophthalmoscopy with Slit-lamp Biomicroscopy for Grading Diabetic Retinopathy

“Comparison of Smartphone Ophthalmoscopy with Slit-lamp Biomicroscopy for Grading Diabetic Retinopathy”, a peer-reviewed paper appearing in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, February 2015. body copy: The purpose of this study was to validate the efïciacy of the D-EYE device to screen for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in the community. We compared the ability of smartphone ophthalmoscopy with that of dilated retinal biomicroscopy to grade DR in patients with diabetes mellitus. 120 outpatients were studied and the authors concluded that smartphone ophthalmoscopy showed considerable agreement with dilated retinal biomicroscopy for the grading of DR. The portability, affordability, and connectivity of a smartphone ophthalmoscope makes smartphone ophthalmoscopy a promising technique for community screening programs. The complete article is available from the publisher here.

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