Accuracy of Remote Diagnosis of Acute Posterior Segment Pathology by Residents and Attendings Captured with a Smartphone and Standard 20/28D Lens.
Background and Objective: To assess the use of a smartphone-based fundus camera in diagnosing acute posterior segment disease in the emergency room (ER) of an academic center, where standard fundus cameras are currently unavailable.
Study Design/Patients and Methods: Images were obtained on 10 eyes with various types of posterior segment pathology. These were analyzed retrospectively by 35 reviewers (21 residents and 14 attending physicians). Accuracy of diagnosis was compared to in-office fundus photography.
Results: The average probability of correct diagnosis was over 78%. There was no difference between resident and attending reviewers, except for one of the vitreous hemorrhage cases where residents performed better (p=0.039).
Conclusion: Smartphone-based cameras are effective in screening for ocular diseases in the ER of academic centers, where residents and fellows are often the first providers to see various types of vision and life-threatening pathology.
Omari A, Samad M, Bakhsh SR, Tajran J, Williams GA. Accuracy of remote diagnosis of acute posterior segment pathology by residents and attendings captured with a smartphone and standard 20/28D lens. Clin Ophthalmol. 2022 Aug 22;16:2751-2757. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S364765. PMID: 36035242.