These photos of a patient who presented complaining of a mildly aching,
blurry left eye were chosen as the winner of this months Ocular
Photography Challenge. Sara Weidmayer, OD, of Jackson, Mich., said the
59-year-old white man reported that these symptoms began 2 days prior.
His visual acuity was 20/25- OD and 20/150- OS. Anterior segment
findings in the left eye were significant for 3+ conjunctival injection,
moderate corneal edema with striae, 3+ anterior chamber cells and flare and
posterior synechiae nearly 360 degrees. IOP was 16 mm Hg.
He was diagnosed with severe nongranulomatous anterior uveitis. The
patient has no known history of systemic inflammatory or autoimmune disease and
is HLA-B27 negative. The synechiae was partially broken with 10% phenylephrine,
he responded well to topical prednisolone acetate and homatropine use and has
since recovered to 20/30 acuity.
The first photo was taken at the initial visit; the second was taken 5
days later; the third was taken 3 weeks after that. All photos were taken with
the EyeRes ET-5 Slit Lamp Camera with premium software.
As this months winner, Dr. Weidmayer will receive an HA-2 Handheld
Tonometer, provided by Kowa.
Submissions for the contest can be e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. They are
judged anonymously by a panel of Primary Care Optometry News
Editorial Board members.
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. 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.