Best 5 ways for retinal photography

Retinal Cameras

Pros

  • Digital images
  • High Quality
  • Different modes to view different retinal areas
  • Good with hazy media

Cons

  • Very Expensive
  • Needs DSLR Camera body to get digital images
  • Not portable
  • Needs skills and training
  • Some types needs dilatation of pupil “Mydriatic types”

Portable retinal devices

Pros

  • Portable
  • Non mydriatic
  • Digital images stored on the device itself

Cons

  • Low quality due to lack of retinal lighting
  • Expensive in compare to directophthalmoscope : starting from 2500 USD
  • Very limited angle of view “15 degree”

Slitlamp + 90D Lens + adaptor + Phone

Pros

  • Rely on just adaptor and your phone
  • More suitable for anterior segment photography
  • FOV depend on the lens used to view fundus
  • Image quality range from low to high depending on phone camera quality

Cons

  • Not easy to capture the best retina image while holding the lens by hand
  • Not portable, depend on availability of slitlamp and adaptor

Fundus Explorer + 20D Lens + Phone

Pros

  • Wide FOV “rely on indirect ophthalmoscopy technique”
  • Portable
  • Very easy usage
  • Wide compatibility with phones “compatible with android and IOS devices”
  • Wide compatibility with indirect lenses : “Volk, Heine, Ocular, Nikon, Indian”
  • The Lowest cost

Cons

  • Needs dilatation of the pupil