AUG 24, 2017
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina/Vitreous
In developing areas, many ophthalmologists must forgo indirect ophthalmoscopy due to high equipment costs, which can range from $2,000 to $10,000 for a video-equipped version. The producers of this video developed an indirect ophthalmoscope that costs just $30 in parts, and conveniently mounts to a smartphone with viewing lenses. The device enables indirect examinations to be performed in the same manner as a traditional indirect ophthalmoscope. Ophthalmologists at the Aravind Eye Hospital in India found this device very useful for recording fundus exams in the clinic and OR, and at screening camps in under-served villages.
The full video can be viewed here: Indirect Ophthalmoscope Designed for Extreme Affordability
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