Rhode Island Hospital researchers: Smartphone photos can detect signs of anemia

A NEW STUDY published by Rhode Island Hospital researchers found that smartphone photos of the inner eyelid can detect anemia. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL
PROVIDENCE – A smartphone photo of the inner eyelid is a simple tool that can be used to screen for anemia, according to a recently published study by a group of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital emergency physicians. Building on previous studies showing that anemia causes the lower eyelid to appear pale, researchers…

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