Doctors at Sankara Eyecare Institution India have come up with a new portable mobile-phone ophthalmoscope which can be used to capture high quality images of the retina.
Stating that it was India's first mobile phone ophthalmoscope, the researchers said that the phone can be configured to test a person's eyes and can be used to capture high quality images of retina and check for the presence of eye defects.
"Technology is now advanced and some cell phones have 21 pixels. We won't stop using ophthalmoscopes but this is an added advantage. Eye care field technicians can now immediately diagnose a serious eye condition as they're able to instantly send images of the patient's retina to doctors in the city, via social networking sites", Dr Divyansh Mishra, who was part of the project, said.