This photo of a 10-year-old boy who was injured when his friend tossed a
stack of papers at him was chosen as the winner of this months
Ocular Photography Challenge. Mike Silverman, OD, of Coral Springs,
Fla., said the papers hit the boy in the face and eye, thereby causing multiple
You see staining brightly with fluorescein in the photo, Dr.
Silverman said. The patient was in a moderate amount of pain.
Dr. Silverman prescribed a topical ophthalmic antibiotic and
nonsteroidal topical ophthalmic drop, both four times daily, for the injured
eye. The patient was seen about 24 hours later. His foreign body sensation was
completely gone and the abrasions were 99% healed with no fluorescein staining
only poor wetting over the healing epithelium.
The photo was taken with a Nikon 4500 Coolpix digital camera, connected
by way of a Lombart Beam Splitter into a Topcon SL-2E slit lamp. The setup has
a background illuminator as well, but was not used for this cobalt blue light
photo, Dr. Silverman said.
As this months winner, Dr. Silverman will receive camouflage
binoculars, provided by Kowa.
New student contest
New for 2012, Primary Care Optometry News and Kowa are
pleased to introduce a student competition as part of the Ocular
Photography Challenge. Students may submit photos for a separate contest
where the winner will be announced in the June issue, and the prize will be a
Kowa HA-2 tonometer.
Photos for the student competition must be received by May 1. In your
submission, please specify that you are a student and include the name of your