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TAKEN FROM TODAYS PRACTICE BY: CHRISTIAN HESTER, M.D. The slit lamp is one of the most used devices in the eye care specialist’s office. Photographs taken during an examination are useful for clinical decision making and for future follow-up of patients. Images are typically captured using a digital camera that is held in front of or attached to the oculus of the biomicroscope. It is also possible to capture slit-lamp images using a handheld smartphone. Here I describe my technique for obtaining high-quality images at the slit lamp using an iPhone 4 or 4S (Apple Inc.). Of note, this article references this model of iPhone, and cameras in earlier iPhone models will obtain images of different quality.   TECHNIQUE My preferred technique for using an iPhone for image capture at the slit lamp involves the following equipment: a slit lamp, iPhone with a camera application that allows user control over exposure, and an iPhone slit-lamp adapter. Some additional equipment is used in the techniques I describe in this article, including a telescope photo adapter for the iPhone and the ProCamera iPhone app (Jens Daemgen; available from iTunes.com).   . Some additional equipment is used in the techniques I describe in this article, including a telescope photo adapter for the iPhone and the ProCamera iPhone app (Jens Daemgen; available from iTunes.com).   CONCLUSION It is possible to obtain high-quality photographs at the slit lamp with an iPhone. Like any new skill, however, it may take practice to perfect. For additional tips and information on where to purchase equipment such as adapters, 62 Advanced ocular care september/october 2012 Today’s Practice A B




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