COMPREHENSIVE EYE CARE SECTION
The 2021 Comprehensive Eye Care Section Annual Ocular Photography Contest received 146 image submissions. The submissions were divided into anterior and posterior segment categories, which received 75 and 71 submissions, respectively. Grand prizes were awarded for the Anterior and Posterior Segment categories, followed by four honorable mentions from the combined submissions. Submissions were graded in seven categories, each assigned a numerical value between 1 and 10: focus, exposure, field of view, difficulty of capturing image, absence of distracting elements, lighting and visual impact (wow! factor). The total scores from eleven optometrist judges were averaged to determine the winners.
Special thanks to our judges: Amanda Jimenez, Alexis Malkin, Danica Marrelli, Albert Nemiroff, Devina Patel, Glenn Saxon, Mollie Saxon, Abby Tang, Brooke Vegas, Karen Wadhams, and Shikha Yadav.
2021 Contest Winners
Grand Prize: Anterior Segment
Richard Weisenberger, OD, FAAO
University of South Florida Eye Institute, Tampa, Florida, United States
Special Acknowledgment: Chris Wegener, BA, COT; Wyatt Saxon, BSMIS
Title: Capillary Hemangioma
Image System: Zeiss Photo Slit Lamp with Nikon DSLR
Caption: A new patient presented to the clinic with concerns that their capillary hemangioma was growing. A referral to the orbital surgeon was made for concerns of extension into the orbit.
Grand Prize: Posterior Segment
Jabeen Jaffer, B S Optometry
Medcare Eye Centre, Part of Medcare Hospitals LLC, Dubai, UAE
Special Acknowledgment: Dr. Prasan Rao, MS, FRCS, Ophthalmologist, Vitreoretinal surgeon; Ansu Sara John, BSC Optom
Title: Retina Racemose Hemangioma
Image System: Heidelberg Engineering (HRA+OCT Spectralis)
Caption: A 9 year-old girl presented to clinic with BCVA of 20/200 in her left eye. She was diagnosed with retinal racemose hemangioma. Fundus photography, OCT scan, and fundus fluorescein angiography were performed to confirm diagnosis. Since the patient was young and less cooperative, the fluorescein for FFA was administered orally. It was challenging to capture quality images in young child.
Honorable Mention 1
Krushna Gopal Panda, M. Optom
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Mithu Tulsi Chanrai Campus, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Special Acknowledgment: Mangaljyoti Rath, Optometrist
Title: Multifocal Serpiginous like Choroiditis
Image System: Zeiss FF-450 Fundus camera
Caption: A color montage wide-field fundus photograph of a 42 year-old male with multifocal serpiginous-like choroiditis. The patient complained of decreased vision in both eyes since 6 months of age. Fundus images of both eyes showed extensive healed lesions with pigmentary changes in the posterior pole and peripheral fundus.
Honorable Mention 2
Manchikanti Neelima, B. Optometry
L V Prasad eye institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Special Acknowlegment: Dr. Deepika CP, MBBS, DNB
Title: Gyrate atrophy with macular schisis
Image System: ZEISS CLARUS 700
Caption: A 12 year-old patient visited the L V Prasad Eye Institute with complaints of blurred vision in both eyes since 6 months of age. Both eyes were diagnosed with Gyrate atrophy with macular schisis.
Honorable Mention 3
Bita Asghari, OD, FAAO
BostonSight, Needham Heights, MA, United States
Title: Keratoprosthesis Type 1
Image System: Nikon D200
Caption: Keratoprosthesis Type 1 in a patient with neurotrophic keratopathy following several failed penetrating keratoplasties due to complications of recurrent herpes zoster keratitis.
Honorable Mention 4
Stéphane Fitoussi, OD
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL, United States
Special Acknowledgment: Beatriz Diaz and Sherley Cabrera, Ocular Photographers
Title: CMV retinitis post vitrectomy and RD repair
Image System: Topcon 50 XS (2010), Clarus 7 OP DOC (2021), Heidelberg Spectralis OCT (OCT 2021)
Caption: A 50 year-old female presented to clinic in 2010 with CMV retinitis and retinal vasculitis with a CD4 count of one. In 2020, she had a macula-off retinal detachment in the left eye and under went a complicated RD repair. At her 2021 office visit, her BCVA was 20/40 in the left eye. Unfortunately her right eye has poor vision, but with the successful RD repair of her left eye she now has functional vision. Image A was taken in 2010; images B and C were taken in 2021.