NEW Course Spotlight: Forty-Five Years of the Ophthalmic Photographers’
Date: Friday, October 17, 2014 @10:45AM
Speaker: Johnny Justice, Jr., CRA, FOPS
This is the 45th Anniversary of the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society. Our first formal meeting was held at the Palmer House in Chicago, IL the same year that Neil Armstrong landed and walked on the moon (1969). This course will take a historic perspective on the small group of seven men and three women who went rogue by founding their own society after realizing that the well established Biological Photographic Association was not going to be offering any eye related photography courses. Since then the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society membership increased from those 10 to over 1000 and encompasses members f rom 27 countries. The importance of credentialing in this field will be discussed. There will be a brief review of the evolution of the tools of the trade, from the old hand-wound cameras with slow recycling power supplies to the revolutionary invention of digital imaging for fluorescein angiography as well as a Gass/Justice style fluorescein conference during the second half of the course. Upon completion of this course, the attendee will have a greater understanding of the origins of the field of ophthalmic photography, the history of and why the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society was founded, and using the historic style of “Fluorescein Conference” will gain an understanding of several retinal cases in which fluorescein angiography was used to elucidate the diagnosis.