J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 59(1); 2018 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2018;59(1):31-36.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2018.59.1.31    Published online January 15, 2018.
Smartphone Fundoscopy to Detect Retinopathy of Prematurity.
Sae Mi Lee, Seoung Hyun An, Woo Chan Park, Yoon Hyung Kwon
Department of Ophthalmology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. yhkwon@dau.ac.kr
미숙아망막병증에서 스마트폰 카메라를 이용한 안저사진 촬영의 유용성
이새미⋅안성현⋅박우찬⋅권윤형
동아대학교 의과대학 안과학교실
Correspondence:  Yoon Hyung Kwon,
Email: yhkwon@dau.ac.kr
Received: 31 August 2017   • Revised: 20 October 2017   • Accepted: 20 December 2017
Abstract
PURPOSE
To evaluate the usefulness of fundus images captured with a smartphone camera in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS: We took fundoscopic photographs of 13 premature infants (26 eyes) using a smartphone (an I-phone 5) camera fitted with a 30 D lens (Volk Optical Inc., Mentor, OH, USA) from March 2014 to September 2017 in the neonatal intensive care units of Dong-A University Hospital. A hand-held smartphone camera with a 30 D lens was used to record the fundus in video mode. Fundus photographs were then captured from the video film. RESULTS: Four premature infants were diagnosed with ROP and were successfully photographed via smartphone fundoscopy. The photographs showed the optic disc, retinal arteries and veins, and the posterior pole of the retina. The photographs were simply saved as image files and uploaded to our electronic medical record system. CONCLUSIONS: Smartphone fundoscopy to document ROP does not capture the peripheral retina but can be useful in hospitals lacking expensive imaging equipment. The technique may be useful in terms of documentation, education, and telemedicine.
Key Words: Fundus photography;Retinopathy of prematurity;Smartphone


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