Doctors use the iPhone 13 Pro’s macro camera to examine patients’ eyes
One of the new features of the iPhone 13 Pro is the addition of a new macro mode for capturing very close photos and videos with the camera. While most users are using the new mode to get details of nature, doctor Tommy Korn discovered that the iPhone 13 Pro’s macro camera could also be useful for eye treatment.
In a LinkedIn post, the ophthalmologist shared a story about how he is using his new iPhone 13 Pro Max to check a patient’s eye with a new camera. Thanks to the macro mode, Corn can take very detailed photos of the eyes, allowing it to monitor and record important details about the patient’s health.
The case of a corneal transplant patient is shown by the doctor and now it is necessary to constantly check whether the friction is healing.
Both doctors, along with optometrist Jeffrey Lewis, argue about how this feature should be useful for pushing telemedicine forward.
Despite the new camera mode, Apple has not added new lenses specifically for macro shots. Instead, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have upgraded ultra-wide lenses with a larger f / 1.8 aperture and a 120-degree field view that is capable of capturing macro images with a distance of 2 cm.