The art of phoneoscopy - using the smart phone to image the eye.
Direct “phoneoscopy” images - iPhone XSmax
WELCOME to the home of phoneoscopy.
Imaging the eye well allows us to educate others and ourselves, document pathology and to share the beautiful and the unusual. This site is dedicated to making this easier than ever to achieve.
Check out our practice face book pages where we try to share cases at:
Tim Knott (Rowe Referrals and The Equine Eye Clinic)
Check out our new iPhone round up - which is the best iPhone for retinal phoneoscopy?
Small animal direct fundoscopy:
1st place = iPhoneX (inc XS and XSmax) for fundus
2nd place = iPhone 4S
3rd place = iPhone SE
4th place = iPod touch
1st place = iPhoneX (inc XS and XSmax)
2nd place = iPhone SE
3rd place = iPhone 8
4th place = iPhone 7
5th place= iPhone 6 plus
Check out our new section on "indirect phoneoscopy".
Imaging the retina:Using the built in camera on a smart phone without modification it is possible to record high resolution fundic images, without the use of additional lenses or ophthalmoscopes.
This technique relies on the small size of the smart phone camera lens and the close proximity of the LED light to the optical axis. The use of a camera application (e.g. The iPhone Apps "procamera" or "Camera +" by Tap Tap) which allows continuous illumination of the field of view is key to allowing fundic illumination, fundic photography. Fundic videography can usually be performed using the native video app on most phones with the LED turned on during recording.
Imaging the lens: Using continuous near coaxial illumination, patience and a steady hand it is possible to use fundic reflections to retro-illuminate lens changes and document lens lesions in a way which is very difficult to achieve with conventional photographic techniques.
Macro photography and other cool stuff.
Learn how to make a macro lens from an old DVD or CD drive.
Make an eye piece adaptor for your smart phone and turn your phone in to a slit lamp camera.
Use your phone to photograph cytology and histology images.
HOW TO USE THE SMART PHONE TO IMAGE THE EYE - the beginning of the story.
presented at the 2010 winter meeting of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
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download course notes, instructions & set up guides for camera Apps (camera + and procamera) here.
Links to buy macro lenses and digiscope adaptors
There are lots to chose from but most recently this is what I use:
Telescope Holder for Phone,Universal Cell Phone
Apexel Professional HD 12X/24X Advanced Macro Lens