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OPS Forum Rules and 'Netiquette' Locked Topic 0 T. Bennett OPS Forum Rules and Netiquette The purpose of the OPS Forum is to provide connections between and support for OPS members. We want this to be a place where our community will develop; we can enjoy one another's company, share interests and foster education. To achieve this, we strive to maintain an atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all and we ask all members of the community to be respectful at all times. This means please use etiquette and politeness. Treat people with kindness, gentleness and respect. If you do this, the rest of the code of conduct won't need more than a cursory mention. The OPS Forum Moderators reserve the right to edit or delete any forumcontent that does not adhere to these rules. Start clear threads. Start your post with a clear specific subject. Post a follow up to let the people that help you know that you appreciate their help and let future readers know the information was useful. You can also mark a thread solved as a courtesy. Stay on topic. Each thread should stay on one topic. Off-topic messages may be deleted without notice. If you have made a mistake, apologize, and re-post to the correct thread, if one exists. Otherwise, start a new one. If your message is deleted, the poster is responsible for re-posting to the correct thread. Keep the language and tone polite and respectful and maintain decorum. Name calling, rudeness, disrespect toward others, insults, profanity or inappropriate discussion will not be tolerated. Any attempt to disrupt a thread or to promote discord is prohibited. Often discussions deteriorate in response to a single message. Do not respond back. It takes two for a discussion to fly off. Remember: everyone has the right to express their opinion, but within the bounds of decency and sensitivity to others. All posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author of each post. Respect the privacy of others. No advertising or commercial postings are permitted except as an appropriate reply to a message. You should identify your business. We have sponsors listed on the Sustaining Members' Page. If you wish to become a Sustaining Member with a link for our members to access, please apply for membership as a Sustaining Member. No job advertisements or employment opportunities may be posted in the OPS Member Forum. They can be submitted to the OPS Career Center through the OPS Central Office. Politics and Religion: These two topics can cause serious problems. Please find another venue to exercise your freedom of speech on these topics. No trolling. Don't post to inflame others. Substance is the key to avoid trolling (sowing discord or attempting to upset people). There is zero tolerance for trolls. They cannot be reasoned with and we don't attempt to. When writing your messages, please use the same courtesy that you would show when speaking face-to-face with someone. This is less obvious and harder than you think. Practice. No pornographic material. Sexually suggestive material will seriously scrutinized. We'd like everyone to be able to read the forums at work or share them with family and friends. No promotion of violence or advocating breaking the law. Unsubstantiated accusations, libelous and defamatory statements and innuendo prohibited. Do not post copyrighted materials - text or images - without the copyright-holder's permission. You may be asked to prove you have permission. No attacks on individuals, groups or businesses. Criticize ideas, not people. Intolerance toward race, gender, ethnic groups or business is prohibited. Avoid uppercase. Don't type whole messages in uppercase as this is the method to indicate shouting. It is also difficult to read. No profanities or foul language. We reserve the right to edit or remove inappropriate messages. Avatars, photos and images must adhere to forum standards and norms. No spamming. Links: You may post links to sites with content that is acceptable according to this code of conduct Financial Interest. If you have a financial interest in a product or service you discuss in this forum, please indicate so in your post. Remember, you are representing yourself to your colleagues and your profession. We are individuals with different interests, but with OPS in common. The OPS Board of Directors
by T. Bennett
Friday, March 23, 2012
OPS Member Forum Participation Locked Topic 0 T. Bennett Dear OPS Member, This community forum is a vehicle for OPS members to share thoughts, ask questions,and learn more about what goes on in our Society and our profession. Although the forum is visible to anyone visiting the OPS website, you must be a registered OPS member in order participate in the forum and take advantage of the all the features of the site. OPS members who wish to post a new forum topic or reply to an existing thread need to login to the website. Once logged in, you can post to the forum and subscribe to receive email alerts whenever a new topic is posted. If a particular topic is of interest to you, you can then subscribe to that thread to receive alerts whenever a new post is added. If you are not an OPS member and enjoy the forum, blogs and other public features of this website, please consider joining the OPS so you can receive these and other benefits of OPS membership. We hope you enjoy our online community forum! OPS Board of Directors
by T. Bennett
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
DR Screening Camera 2 D. Cimino Having looked at some of the offerings out there, i had some questions about the numerous hand-held units, that perhaps someone out there can verify or debunk. I've been told that the Zeiss VisuScout 100 and the Volk Pictor "come from the same factory" and are then re-branded. Anyone have any insight. Similarly, I've heard that the JedMed and the Nidek are again "the same camera" but rebranded.Thanks!j-
by J. Strong
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Adaptive Optic Course - Prais, France 0 F. Galli Good evening colleagues, Allow me to attach the link of a course on adaptive optics that will be made in October in Paris. I use adaptive optics for a few years, with great satisfaction for the details of the photos in comparison to more traditional instrumentation.   Thank you      
by F. Galli
Saturday, July 14, 2018
OIS 5 MP Digital Camera Cleaning/Dismantleā€ 4 J. Soque black dots like those are on the sensor, if they're lighter they're on the optics
by P. Crown
Monday, July 2, 2018
Standalone montage software? 3 N. Pensec We've had issues with our Escalon 2000 software (seriously, it's 18 years old) for our Topcon.  I simply resorted to Photoshop to merge the images into a nice composite.  The software cranks it out really fast and with fewer overlap issues like what I've seen from Heidelbergs proprietary software (theirs usually has overlapping veins/arteries near image overlaps) Here are some examples of what I've done a couple times.
by P. Crown
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Zeiss 450/Merge Issue 5 G. Miller GaryIs it present 100% of the time, at all mags, w & w/o astigmatic correction? On a plane or on a train?Is it possible to swap backs with another system and see if it follows the sensor and mounts?It's so symmetrical, could excess light be getting into the system from an exposed accessory port?We would see a similar reflex to this on our Topcon EX occasionally with the Astig correction when we had to crank the flash up (small pupil etc). I assumed it was flare coming back thru the system and being scattered by the astig. Rare enuf to not be a real issue for us.One other thought: could it possibly be flare within the system where, as Paul eluded, an extension ring etc might have poor QC and be missing antiflare coatings, or even a haze on an internal lens element (IR cut filter on sensor?)j-
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Medmont corneal topographer 1 S. Ginieis Sorry, I have not. I am however curious if you have and your thoughts. The vendor has asked us to consider showcasing it at this year's annual meeting.Stu
by S. Alfred, CRA, OCT-C
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
White Circles /Spots on Pheriphery of Fundus Photos? 13 C. Boddie B&H ( sells a product called Residual Oil Remover. It's been the best thing since sliced bread for us, it takes oil smudges and mascara and eyelash junk, etc., all off of our lenses better than anything else that I've tried. Then finish off with something like POCK optics cleaning solution. Use separate microfiber cloths for each solution, then hand wash the microfiber cloths with hand soap and let air dry.
by P. Crown
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Certification/Payment Scale: CRA vs. COMT 7 P. Lamy My compatriot and I sat two of our three surgeons down and showed them what was shown in the ever-dated salary survey, what we were seeing other job postings listed as for just OCT-C's, then listed what photographers are at on the government pay scale with our same experience level (I was recently referred for a GS-11 supervisory Ophthalmic Photographer position in San Diego) and said basically that "either we're worth it, or we're not".With that being said, we both had job opportunities lined up, but to make the move beyond $15 an hour at my current employer I had to give my 2 weeks notice. I had fully prepared myself to take a position at the Moran Eye Center in SLC (I'm currently in Provo, just south a ways from there) for $21.30 (ish) and basically a 7% 401k. They panicked, I got my raise, we worked it out, and we're in a contract that continues to increase my pay at a rate higher than the increase of cost of living for the next 5 years.Unfortunately most MD's, to my knowledge, have less business education than most traditionally trained professional photographers. Personally I've had more business classes through my Bachelors degree than my three physicians have had combined, and when you add my Masters I had even more, They're just unaware of business things, in some cases. Others might have an MBA, but at the end of the day, the more you make the less that they make. If more people would be willing to re-locate to go to a new employer, more employers would realize they need to be more aggressive in employee retention. They also may not realize what your training and skills qualify you for, having something comparable for them to see can help with that.You can also relate how the JCAHPO certificants simply don't have the photography and OCT training that OCT-C's and CRA's have, not by a LONNNNNNNNNG shot, at least specific to the certifications.
by P. Crown
Thursday, May 10, 2018
New Certification with EyeKor - Real Simple! 0 J. Soque Has anyone else submitted for EyeKor's Certification Program since their announcement in November 2017 at our Annual Program? After just 2 days I was assigned a handler.  Within 11 days, I submitted both my FC/FA and my OCT-C certification images, because I had both portfolios handy. They were very informative, and I was instructed where to submit and in what version the material had to be uploaded to the EyeKor website. Within 15 days I received my EyeKor Certification for both FC/FA and SD-OCT.  Since then, we are submitting for 2 new clinical trials with EyeKor and the FPRC-WI, and getting approval of our site was a breeze. Hope you will find it as easy as I did.  Contact them at and make an inquiry. Good Luck! Jim  
by J. Soque
Friday, March 30, 2018
Eye Diagram 1 P. Crown Paul,I have always heard of 23.4 mm as the average length. I have no idea where the number came from!The eye model looks great!Libba
by E. Affel
Monday, March 12, 2018
ROP Photographer/Imager 1 L. Maier Hi Laine, my suggestion would that Cynthia Vandenhoven would be happy to share with you, should she fit those descriptions. Connect with her and I bet you can get what may help you.Stu
by S. Alfred, CRA, OCT-C
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Fundus Camera Recommendations 0 C. Pence We are a multi office retina practice.  Looking for recommendations for a new fundus camera.   Must shoot:  True color, FA and 50 - 60 degrees. We have Zeiss FF-4s and OPTOS 200tx now. Thanks for your vast knowledge. Clancy Pence
by C. Pence
Friday, February 2, 2018
Expired Fluorescein 9 D. Helgren, CRA I have some other plates spinning that would probably be more spot on for that. I've been told recently that my writing style is difficult to read, but we'll see.
by P. Crown
Monday, January 29, 2018
False Colour & NaFl 4 L. Breayley Here's an FA from today using the MC during the FA.  The dye creates an interesting glow, however, the traditional FA is much more informative in my opinion, the dye leaves too much to wonder in the MC as the color that it creates mimics an area that's swollen, whereas in OCT those areas affected aren't much beyond normal thicknesses with some NVD from the ischemic BRVO.
by P. Crown
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Combination Tropicamide/ Phenylephrine Dilation Drops 2 M. Raeber Sorry it took me a bit, here's where we've ordered
by P. Crown
Friday, December 15, 2017
Haag streit imaging module IM900 vs Firefly imaging module 2 S. Ginieis Thank you Tim for your feedback and the images. ~Andy
by S. Ginieis
Friday, November 10, 2017
De-Identify Images: 48th OPS Annual Meeting Nov 10-13, 2017 0 A. Stone, COT CRA CDOS Dear Esteemed Speakers for the 48th Annual Educational Program of the OPS, New Orleans, Nov 10-13, 2017:   Thank you in all in advance for participating your time and efforts for another great educational program that is coming up in a few days.    As a courtesy reminder please be sure that images that you share and present have been de-identified completely, as to avoid accidental breach in confidentiality.    Looking forward to seeing you all this upcoming weekend!   Most Sincerely, --  Adeline Stone, COT, CRA, CDOS 2017 Education Chair- New Orleans 48th Annual Education Program The Ophthalmic Photographers' Society P: 509-385-2629 F: 360-838-0966 E:
by A. Stone, COT CRA CDOS
Sunday, November 5, 2017
CRA raters for New Orleans 2 E. Kegley Hello all,Our Annual Meeting is just a little over 2 weeks away and the CRA performance exam is exactly 2 weeks away. Thanks to all who have volunteered to be raters for me, but I am still in need of at least 1 more rater and 1 photographic volunteer. Raters get 3 hours CEUs for re-certification and photo volunteers get a $30 stipend for each candidate that they sit for. Let me know if you are interested.
by E. Kegley
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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