Our charity auction is now live and bidding is open on the amazing, one-of-a-kind artworks featured on our front covers. Click here to bid.
Artist, Steve Thomson from Haag-Streit Diagnostics, has kindly donated high quality canvas' of the works to be auctioned to raise funds for leading charity Fight for Sight.
The auction will close and the winning bids will be revealed at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, 21 May 2020.
“We’re delighted to have been chosen as the charity partner for the Eye News photography auction next year at the RCOphth Annual Congress. The funds raised from the auction will be invested in pioneering eye research to help stop sight loss. It’s an exciting time in eye research and researchers are on the cusp of so many breakthroughs, yet eye research is woefully underfunded. Thanks to Eye News and readers for supporting this important cause.” Sherine Krause, Chief Executive, Fight for Sight.
Steve Thomson has more than 40 years of experience in Ophthalmology and clinical imaging. He trained as an Ophthalmic Photographer at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee and then became senior Ophthalmic Photographer at University of Edinburgh. Steve was responsible for the imaging needs of a busy clinical and academic eye department and contributed to the evolution of digital imaging in ophthalmology. Projects in the 1980s included the first real time video recording of fluorescein angiography and the recording of live retinal surgery with a camera mounted indirect ophthalmoscope.
For many years Steve has been with the Haag-Streit group of companies where he has been fundamental to the advancement of imaging software applications and played an important role in the development of many devices currently used in ophthalmic imaging. The most recent projects include slit lamp imaging camera systems for both professional and clinical imaging.
Steve is one of the original founder members of the Ophthalmic Imaging Association (formerly BOPA) and is a regular presenter in the USA at the Ophthalmic Photographers Society (OPS) and JACAPHO.
Steve has taught slit lamp imaging techniques throughout the world and has an in-depth comprehension of the high-tech instrumentation required in current ophthalmic practice. There is a high and regular demand for Steve to share his knowledge from many of those with an active interest in ophthalmic imaging.
The images in this cover series were originally captured using the BX 900 slit lamp. They were modified using Adobe Software with custom filters created in Lightroom and optimisation in Photoshop. The goal was to create images that draw the attention of the eye care professional and have the ability to create interest to all who appreciate the beauty of ocular imaging.