Smartphone Image Acquisition During Postmortem Monocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy

Patrick E. Lantz, Candace H. Schoppe, Kirk L. Thibault, William T. Porter

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The medical usefulness of smartphones continues to evolve as third-party applications exploit and expand on the smartphones' interface and capabilities. This technical report describes smartphone still-image capture techniques and video-sequence recording capabilities during postmortem monocular indirect ophthalmoscopy. Using these devices and techniques, practitioners can create photographic documentation of fundal findings, clinically and at autopsy, without the expense of a retinal camera. Smartphone image acquisition of fundal abnormalities can promote ophthalmological telemedicine-especially in regions or countries with limited resources-and facilitate prompt, accurate, and unbiased documentation of retinal hemorrhages in infants and young children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-240
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Abusive head trauma
  • Forensic science
  • Fundoscopy
  • Postmortem monocular indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Retinal hemorrhages
  • Smartphone
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Genetics


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