Ophthalmic Photography

This gallery features images from the yearlong series of classes that I took in Ophthalmic Photography, as a part of the Biomedical Photographic Communications BS program at Rochester Institute of Technology. RIT is the only university in the USA to offer an Ophthalmic Photography program at an undergraduate level.

The Ophthalmic Photography classes taught the following skills:

  • In-depth eye anatomy and physiology
  • In-depth eye pathology (including diseases of the cornea, lens, vitreous, retina, choroid, optic nerve, etc.)
  • Pharmacology (including classification, safety, and mechanism of action) of common ocular drugs
  • External photography of the eyes with a DSLR (such as the “Nine Cardinal Gazes”)
  • Fundus photography with digital and film fundus cameras, including Canon, Kowa, Topcon, and Zeiss models
  • Fluorescein Angiography (FA) and Indocyanine Green (ICG) imaging
  • The “Seven Standard Fields” and other variants
  • Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT) with the Heidelberg Spectralis
  • Advanced slit-lamp biomicroscopy
  • Test protocol standards to participate in clinical studies

  • Ophthalmic photography combines my love of photography with my desire to help people. I plan to work as an ophthalmic photographer and use my technical and creative skills in a clinical environment, working to gain certifications such as a Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA) and a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) in the future.

    This gallery features images from the Ophthalmic Photography classes. They were not taken in a clinical environment, as student in the classes practiced photography on one another. SD-OCT images taken with the Heidelberg Spectralis will be added to this gallery shortly.

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