An Improvised Fundus Camera

Authors

  • Bryan Joshua M. Bernardo Manila Central University, Philippines
  • Donnie Y. Saludes, OD Manila Central University, Philippines

Keywords:

Dual LED diode, Fundus, Infrared light, Non-mydriatic Fundus camera

Abstract

Through the years, examination of fundus of the eye has come a long way. Technology has played a major part in the development of fundus imaging from direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy up to portable fundus cameras. However, the high cost of fundus cameras in the market creates an impediment in acquiring and utilizing such. The aim of this research was to improvise a cheaper yet fully functional fundus camera. A quantitative quasi-experimental type of research to rate the created prototype by a total of 23 respondents was applied. The device was rated according to functionality, design, ease of use, and cost, using numerical ratings from 4 to 1, with 4 being the highest and 1 the lowest. Results: Data revealed that the overall rating for the device was 4 or excellent. The “cost” achieved the highest, while the “design” had the lowest ratings respectively. Conclusion: The study shows that the created prototype can efficiently function as fundus camera with much cheaper cost of production than fundus cameras available in the market.

Author Biographies

Bryan Joshua M. Bernardo, Manila Central University, Philippines

 
College of Optometry, Manila Central University, Caloocan Philippines

Donnie Y. Saludes, OD, Manila Central University, Philippines


College of Optometry, Manila Central University, Caloocan Philippines

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Published

2021-06-15