The OPS Scientific Exhibit Image Competition

The Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society (OPS) holds an image competition annually at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). The competition is open to all members and always features a number of interesting images that represent the best in retinal imaging across a number of different categories.


The judge’s panel for the competition is made up of OPS members and ophthalmologists who select the images that best represent the categories of the competition, which range from conditions like retinal angiography to images demonstrating surgical techniques, and even creative submissions under “Eyes as Art.” The winning images are then put on display at the OPS Scientific Exhibit on the AAO Exhibit Floor during the show.


However, prior to the Exhibit’s opening, a third set of judges reviews the images one last time and selects what OPS describes as “the most outstanding image from the show.” That image is honored with the Csaba L. Martonyi Award, which is named for Csaba L. Martonyi, CRA, FOPS, a longtime member of the OPS who encouraged professional imagers to put their “effort and skill into producing images that serve a medical purpose and demonstrate technical and artistic perfection.”


In the 2012 competition, Optos was honored to have eight optomap images selected as winners in the Fundus Photography Wide Angle Category, Monochromatic Photography Category, and Fluorescein Angiography Category. In total, Optos images received two First Place Awards, one Third Place Award, and five Honorable Mentions. Below is a look at some of our winning images (Please click on the images for a larger view).

OPS First Place Intravitreal Cysts


OPS First Place Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy with Neovascularization Elsewhere

OPS Third Place Asteroid Hyalosis

OPS Honorable Mention Retinal Detatchment Pre and Post Operative

OPS Honorable Mention Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

OPS Honorable Mention Dislocated Intraocular Lens with Capsular Bag

OPS Honorable Mention Idiopathic Telangiectasia with Vasculitis

To view more of our images, please visit the Optos website. These images offer significant clinical value that any practitioner can benefit from viewing.


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