The recent advances in mobile technology have made the smartphone a powerful and accessible tool. This article describe the development of a novel smartphone-based anterior segment microscope that is compatible with tele-manufacturing. The anterior segment microscope is equipped with both cobalt-blue and red-free filters that can be used for clinical photo-documentation. The digital files of the microscope are transferrable and compatible with additive-manufacturing. Therefore, the entire device can be locally manufactured with rapid prototyping techniques such as 3D printing.
Keywords: cornea; smartphone; telemedicine.
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