Retinal exploration with smartphone

Poster Details

First Author: A.Martín Juan SPAIN

Co Author(s):    G. Arcos Villegas   I. Flores Moreno                          

Abstract Details


To describe the fundus imaging performed with a smartphone and a condensing lens (28D), and its ability for retinal exploration.


San Carlos Hospital University, Madrid (Spain)


An eye-fundus exploration was performed in 56 eyes of 45 pacients (dilated pupils), by a condensing lens (28D) held at the usual distance from the eye, and obtaining the image of posterior pole and retinal periphery through a mobile phone camera on video mode with continuous switched on LED flash, at working distance, without need of ophthalmic speculum.


Clear retinal images were obtained in 40 of 50 eyes with posterior retinal pathology, including dry or neovascular AMD, moderate non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, pathological myopia, retinal vein occlusion, choroidal nevus, or central serous chorioretinopathy, and also, the four peripheral quadrants visualization was achieved in 3 of 4 eyes with retinal detachment. Enough image quality was not reached in more subtle pathologies.


This thecnique shows the ability of a retinal exploration with not expensive and accessible instruments, as a good possibility of retinal pathologies screening.

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