The technique of optical scanning has been utilized for computer input of the patient record (particularly as it relates to motility and genetics). The optical scanning technique is reviewed and the format used for the recording is shown and discussed.
Spivey BE, O'Neill JR. Computer Input of Patient Examinations by Means of Optical Scanning. Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;81(3):407-420. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990010409019