This photo of a patient who was using a wire brush drill bit attachment
without safety glasses was chosen as the 2011 annual grand prize winner for the
Primary Care Optometry News Ocular Photography
Challenge. Chris DeRose, OD, of Columbia, Mo., said one of the bristles
came loose and penetrated the patients cornea. The patient did not
require surgery but was left with a central, full-thickness corneal scar.
The photo was taken with a Nikon D-70 105-mm micro lens with a Nikon
close-up speed light.
As the annual grand prize winner for 2011, Dr. DeRose will receive a
scanning laser ophthalmoscope, provided by Kowa.
Submissions for the 2012 contest can be emailed to
email@example.com. They are
judged anonymously by a panel of Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board
Please provide a photo of at least 300 dpi, a 100-word description of
the case including what imaging system was used and the name of your home town.
Photos may not have been previously published. You will be asked to grant
permission to SLACK Inc. to publish your photo.
Contestants are permitted to win once a year. Beginning in January 2012,
the monthly prize will be camouflage binoculars. Kowa provides the prizes,
including one annual grand prize awarded to the winner chosen from among each
rounds winners. Delivery of prizes may take up to 120 days.