iPhone 13: this doctor uses macro mode to treat his patients’ eyes
Tommy Korn, ophthalmologist by profession, has acquired a new tool to examine his patients: an iPhone 13. On LinkedIn, he explains that the macro mode is ideal for inspecting the eyes, going so far as to say that the smartphone goes clearly revolutionizing medicine.
Among its many selling points, the iPhone 13 stands out above all by the addition of a lens dedicated to macro photography. The latter, ultra wide angle, opens at f / 1.8 on Pro models and is capable of make the point up to 2 cm. Ideal for photographers therefore, but that. Other trades can also find a use for this objective, and some are more surprising than others.
On LinkedIn, Tommy Korn hasn’t skimped on compliments about the iPhone 13’s photo performance. He says he’s so impressed that he even uses it… on his patients. Indeed, Tommy Korn is an ophthalmologist and, according to him, the latest smartphone turns out to be an ideal tool to examine the eyes of its customers. When some people use macro mode to take pictures of nature, the doctor turns it into real medical equipment.
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Tommy Korn thus relates the case of one of his patients, who underwent a cornea transplant. By taking pictures of his eyes with the iPhone 13, the ophthalmologist thus manages to follow the progress of healing. “I am using the iPhone 13 Pro Max to take macro photos of the eyes this week”, he writes. ” I am impressed. It will revolutionize the field of eye care and telemedicine for patients. […] PS: this “professional camera” can also be used as a phone! “.
With his colleague Jeffrey Lewis, he even believes that there is nothing unusual about using your smartphone to treat his patients. “This is part of the general move towards the virtual, which is slowly overcoming obstacles related to imagery. Yet another way to impress, manage, and nurture long term relationships with our patients. “
Note all the same that not everyone is under the spell of macro mode. Many people don’t like the iPhone to adjust the settings itself, taking away the artistic freedom of photographers. A feature that should also soon disappear in a future update.