Spherophakia image wins slit lamp photography competition
Utpal Sarkar from Disha Eye Hospitals Barrackpore has won the annual Haag-Streit Slit Lamp Imaging Competition
11 October 2022
A slit lamp image of spherophakia has topped 168 entries from across the globe to win the Haag-Streit Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2022.
Utpal Sarkar from Disha Eye Hospitals Barrackpore in Kolkata, India captured the winning image with a Haag-Streit BX 900 Imaging System.
The competition jury expressed admiration for Sarkar’s ability to capture the ciliary zonule in full focus over nearly the entire 360 degrees of the eye. Images were assessed for image quality, technical execution and disease interest, with the top ten images displayed online.
Rob Hancock, of Wirral University Teaching Hospital, placed second with an image of ocular albinism captured with an iris transillumination technique on a Haag-Streit BX 900 slit lamp.
Third place when to Kathleen Warren of Duke Eye Center in the US. Her image displays a case of epithelial ingrowth, taken with a Haag-Streit BX 900 slit lamp.
This year is the fourth year that Haag-Streit has run a slit lamp imaging competition. The 2022 jury comprised Marc Curchod (ophthalmic photographer, Switzerland), Jesús Conejero (ophthalmologist, Spain) and Frank Wenger (head of product management for Haag-Streit, Switzerland).
Praising the high calibre of submissions, Wenger shared, “Myself and my fellow jurors have been amazed by this year’s submissions. We have found the images to be of incomparable quality.”
Main image: The winning image of the Haag-Streit Slit Lamp Imaging Competition