An iPhone app showed an average of 1.3 years before doctors made a diagnosis to spot signs of serious childhood eye disease.
The CRADLE app works by searching for early signs of reflections of the ‘ white eye, ‘ which may show a number of serious illnesses.
If you’ve ever noticed red eye reflections when you take somebody’s flash photo, it’s really a nice thing: it’s a sign of healthy eyes. But if those reflections are white instead, as IEEE Spectrum explains, it can show issues.
The fact that parents take a lot of photos of their children made the app possible.
The results were spectacular.
Here you can read this document. CRADLE is an App Store free download. The capacity to detect childhood eye disease with nothing more than your iPhone appears to make it a no-brainer for parents to try the app.
iPhones have been used to detect a variety of conditions, with researchers lately showing that high blood pressure detection could only involve a brief selfie video rather than a gadget.