The eyes have it

new ophthalmology app

iphone app

A mobile app is now available to help check symptoms, causes and common treatments for some 135 eye diseases and disorders. More than 400 photos and videos illustrate the entries, including sections on eye anatomy and eye screening basics.

The app is an outgrowth of The Eyes Have It, a website created by Jonathan D. Trobe, M.D., professor and neuro-ophthalmologist at the U-M Kellogg Eye Center.

"The program was originally intended for medical students and ophthalmology residents," says Trobe. "But we soon discovered that pediatricians, internists and many other physicians found it to be a great resource when seeing patients with vision problems. Now the app will make it even easier for them to use."

The app costs $4.99 and is available for iPhone and iPad on iTunes. You can also use the website at