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Smartphones Are Being Turned Into Cheap Portable Eye Exam Kits

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November 13, 2013 AT 8:01 AM
Can a humble smartphone serve as a substitute for expensive medical equipment to diagnose eye diseases? According to Reuters, a team of doctors from London's Moorfields Eye Hospital has developed an ingenious solution to cracking down on eye disease in rural Kenya.By using a special app and the flashlight on a smartphone camera, doctors can illuminate patients' retinas to check for cataracts, glaucoma, infections, and other diseases.