An ophthalmologist used iPhone 13 Pro Max’s new macro camera to take close-up pictures of a patient’s eye to check post-operation healing. Apple has introduced a new macro photography feature on the latest iPhone 13 Pro models which takes very sharp and detailed images by magnifying the subjects with a minimum focus distance of two centimeters.
The new iPhone 13 Pro models feature a new UltraWide with wider ƒ/1.8 aperture, a new autofocus system that delivers 92% improvement for low-light conditions, and advanced software improvements to offer macro photography.
Users can capture sharp, stunning images where objects appear larger than life, magnifying subjects with a minimum focus distance of 2 centimeters. Macro also extends to video including Slo-mo and Time-lapse. – Apple
Ophthalmologists say iPhone 13 Pro Max is helping push telemedicine forwards
Ophthalmologist Tommy Korn shared on LinkedIn how he used the macro photography feature to check a patient’s eye after a cornea transplant. He was able to take very sharp and very close images of the eye to monitor post-op healing. He wrote:
Been using the iPhone 13 Pro Max for MACRO eye photos this week. Impressed. Will innovate patient eye care & telemedicine. forward to seeing where it goes… Photos are from healing a resolving abrasion in a cornea transplant. Permission was obtained to use photos. PS: this “Pro camera” includes a telephone app too!
Therefore, another optometrist Jeffrey Lewis believes that this feature can pave the way for telemedicine.
Dovetails with the overall move toward virtual, slowly overcoming imaging barriers. Yet another way to impress, manage, nurture long-term relationships with our patients.
Apple marketed the macro photography feature to take pictures of nature like flowers, insects, and more but no one speculated that it could be useful in medicine too. For cases like checking eyes for abrasion and others, the new iPhone 13 Pro models will eliminate the need for constant visits to the doctor by taking images and sharing them via messaging apps. iPhone 12 Pro and 13 Pro models also allow users to take RAW photos which could also help doctors to take true images without any filters or artificial altering.
Asymco correctly said the iPhone 13 is the most important iPhone because it gives users what they did not know they needed or had asked for. Maybe in the coming day, we will get to see more creative use of the iPhone 13’s new camera system.