Well, that didn’t take long! The iPhone 13 Pro macro camera performance was one of the spotlight in Apple’s launch event, and now doctors are taking note too.
In a Linkedin post, doctor Tommy Korn shared how he discovered another use for his iPhone 13 – to check up on a patient’s wellbeing and progress.
The ophthalmologist shared how he uses the Macro mode on the iPhone 13 to take detailed photos of his patients’ eyes in order to observe their healing progress.
He included pictures of a patient who had a cornea transplant and who has to regularly be in touch with him, in order to see if it’s healing properly.
“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,” he wrote on his wall.
Another doctor, optometrist Jeffrey Lewis, chimed in to say that this feature could be “yet another way to impress, manage, nurture long-term relationships with our patients.”
Other Apple devices, like the Apple Watch, have saved lives countless times and could have even further applications, like the way the SpaceX Inspiration4 used the smartwatches to research how spaceflight affects the bodies of the crew.
Of course, that’s exactly what Apple is hoping their devices will do, since Apple Healthcare is one of the companies’ big priorities for the future.