We have been putting forward the idea regarding how science and technology and advancement in these fields has proven to be the most beneficial for medical field and this post will further validate our theory.
The research team is hopeful that this technology will help to make eye care related services accessible to even remote areas by allowing the doctors to even advise the patient remotely. The existing setup to photograph the eye is very costly, requires extensive training to use and isn’t readily available at all the places as well. Compare that to smartphones and you will have an idea of how useful this invention is.
The lead author for the research paper, Dr. David Myung said; ‘Adapting smartphones for the eye has the potential to enhance the delivery of eye care – in particular, to provide it in places where it’s less accessible.’ He further gave an example of a car accident where a victim usually arrives at the hospital with hyphema. The general trend is for the physician to describe it in words, however, Dr. David suggest; ‘Smartphones today not only have the camera resolution to supplement those words with a high-resolution photo, but also the data-transfer capability to upload that photo securely to the medical record in a matter of seconds.’
The gadget is being called EyeGo and will be available for research purposes for now. We hope it goes commercial soon enough!