Short Takes

October 2019 Issue




Technology Improves Veterinary Care

Information shared via a smartphone makes sharing simpler

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A publication by members of the Section of Ophthalmology at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine highlights the innovative use of a smartphone with an open-source 3D printed smartphone indirect lens adapter. Using the adapter, they obtained high-quality opthalmic videos and still images that can be sent to the primary veterinarian. This technology has the potential to dramatically improve the care of feline patients. The quality of images obtained using this technique are expected to improve as smartphone technology imaging advances. 

Vet Ophthalmol. 2019 Jan;22(1):88-92. doi: 10.1111/vop.12577