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Adaptation of a digital camera for simultaneous stereophotography in ophthalmology
  1. Katarina Stingl1,
  2. Esther Hoffmann2,
  3. Ulrich Schiefer1
  1. 1Center for Ophthalmology, Institute for Ophthalmic Research, Tübingen, Germany
  2. 2Medical University Center Mainz, Department of Ophthalmology, Mainz, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Katarina Stingl, Center for Ophthalmology, Institute for Ophthalmic Research, Schleichstr 12–16, Tübingen D-72076, Germany; katarina.stingl{at}


Simultaneous stereoscopic fundus photography is an important tool for classification and follow-up of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. The use of conventional film-based simultaneous stereoscopic fundus cameras is complicated and time-consuming due to film processing and the sensitivity of its mechanical components. Digital simultaneous stereoscopic fundus cameras are not available in Germany, since the existing ones are lacking the CE certificate. The authors realised a solution by transforming a conventional stereophotographic film-based fundus camera into a digital one. The analogue camera of the conventional stereophotographic device was replaced by a digital 36×24 mm full-frame complementary metal oxide (CMOS) camera.

  • Digital simultaneous stereophotography
  • glaucoma follow-up documentation
  • optic nerve disc photography
  • fundus camera
  • retina
  • optic nerve
  • imaging
  • diagnostic tests/investigation

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  • Funding This project was supported by ALCON Pharma GmbH, Freiburg, Germany.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.