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Smartphone Disc Photography Versus Standard Stereoscopic Disc Photography as a Teaching Tool

Pujari, Amar MD; Selvan, Harathy MD; Goel, Siddhi MD; Ayyadurai, Nikitha MBBS; Dada, Tanuj MD

doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001251
Online Articles: Brief Report
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Optic disc photographic assessment was performed using an unmodified iPhone Xs Max. A video recording of the disc and peripapillary area was obtained in 5 patients. Good quality screenshots were acquired from the video, and, from them, a single best quality image was selected. This was compared with their respective standard optic disc stereo photograph. A glaucomatologist blinded to the type of image acquisition studied these images and concluded that both images could help well in the identification of glaucomatous optic disc features; however, the stereo photograph had better clarity than the iPhone static image. Nevertheless, the iPhone offered the advantage of real-time video assessment of the disc and peripapillary area and could serve as a practical and handy tool for telemedicine and teaching purposes.

Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Harathy Selvan, MD, Glaucoma Research Facility & Clinical Services, Room No. 494, Fourth Floor, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India (e-mail: sharathy2012@gmail.com).

Received January 27, 2019

Accepted February 21, 2019

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