Part 1

Introduction

What Is Ophthalmic Photography and Imaging?

Technology allows remarkable access to the inner world of the human body. Through medical imaging, we can see bones and tissues inside the body, watch the brain “light up” as it performs in a variety of ways, or visualize the blood flow as it makes its way through an organ. The primary goal of many of these images is showing us things we cannot otherwise see. All these methods act as a window into the structure and function of the body and give us insight into what may be going wrong.

However, the term “photography” rarely comes up in this context. There’s a good reason for that; photographs capture a moment in time, but they do not often show us what we don’t already know is there. ...

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