September 2016
Volume 57, Issue 12
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2016
Headband-mounted holder for hands-free indirect fundoscopy through a smartphone
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • GABRIELA R. SAIDMAN
    Neonatology,ROP, Hospital Evita Pueblo Berazategui, Berazategui, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Guillermo Monteoliva
    Neonatology,ROP, Hospital Evita Pueblo Berazategui, Berazategui, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Julio A Urrets-Zavalia
    Dept of Ophthalmology, University Clinic Reina Fabiola, Universidad Catolica de Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   GABRIELA SAIDMAN, None; Guillermo Monteoliva, None; Julio Urrets-Zavalia, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science September 2016, Vol.57, 6294. doi:
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      GABRIELA R. SAIDMAN, Guillermo Monteoliva, Julio A Urrets-Zavalia; Headband-mounted holder for hands-free indirect fundoscopy through a smartphone. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016;57(12):6294.

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Abstract

Purpose : Interest in smartphone fundoscopy has been growing unceasingly, and several strategies and accessory devices have been developed for that purpose. However, the examiner must hold the smartphone with one hand as the other hand holds the condensing lens, limiting the possibility of simultaneously performing scleral depression or globe rotation in order to reach the far periphery of the ocular fundus. Our purpose is to report the development of a simple homemade novel device for hands-free digital indirect fundoscopy through a smartphone.

Methods : A commercial flexible, malleable stainless steel and PVC stand holder for smartphone was attached to an adjustable headband. Any smartphone with a camera of 8 megapixels or greater with available continuous flash lighting is recommended.

Results : Ocular fundus was easily viewed through a +20D, +28D, or +40D lens, allowing the examiner to use the free hand for scleral indentation and globe rotation during examination. During examination, the fundus image may be observed simultaneously in a TV screen, and high quality fundus pictures and videos may be obtained at any moment during the examination.

Conclusions : The headband-mounted holder for a smartphone proved to be very useful and confortable for smartphone funduscopy.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.

 

 

Headband-mounted holder for hands free digital indirect fundoscopy through a smartphone . Use in a ROP screening.

Headband-mounted holder for hands free digital indirect fundoscopy through a smartphone . Use in a ROP screening.

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