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Photo Contest | Nov/Dec 2022

Winners of the 2022 CRST Photo Contest

Interesting and Artistic Images

The Apple of My Eye

By Taj Nasser, MD, and Anthony Vanrachack, OD
The slit-lamp photograph shows posterior synechiae from chronic uveitis.

Pupillary Bridge

By Rodolfo Bonatti, MD
A persistent pupillary membrane connects the embryological to the present.


By Edgar Rafael Carazo Vargas, MD
The image shows a subluxated cataract in the right eye of a patient with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma.


By Luis Alcalde Blanco, MD, PhD
The eye has a hyposphagma underlying a preexisting pterygium.

Time for Cataract (Eyeclock)

By Konstantinos Moschou, MD
The cataract in this eye resembles a clock.

Rare and Unusual Diseases

Anterior Spiderweb

By Zaira Lizette Jiménez Díaz, MD
The image shows late spontaneous dislocation of the IOL–capsular bag complex in the eye of a 44-year-old patient with Usher syndrome who underwent cataract surgery 20 years ago.

Thiel-Behnke Corneal Dystrophy

By Pablo Larco Jr, MD, and Luis Izquierdo Jr, MD, PhD
The eye has an unusual subepithelial dystrophy known as honeycomb dystrophy. It is transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait and is classified as a variant of Reis-Bücklers corneal dystrophy.

Conjunctivalization on LASIK Flap

By Suphi Taneri, MD, FEBOS-CR
Conjunctiva grows over the cornea in an eye that underwent myopic LASIK 13 years ago.

Limbal Dermoid

By Amit Mishra, MS
This photograph shows an eye that has a limbal dermoid with hairs.

Iris Pigment Epithelial Cysts

By Joel Antonio Morales López, MD
This is a photograph of an eye with a pupillary iris cyst and angle dislodged iris pigment epithelial cysts.

Slit Lamp

Blood Stream in the Anterior Chamber

By Jason Calhoun, COA

A thin line of blood has leaked into the anterior chamber following glaucoma surgery.

Terrien Marginal Degeneration With Lipid Deposition

By Neha Pathak, MBBS, MS
A yellow line of lipid deposits has formed at the central edge of the furrow in an eye with Terrien marginal degeneration.

Acute Corneal Hydrops

By Thomas Tien, MD, and Irving M. Raber, MD
The slit-lamp photograph shows severe corneal hydrops in a patient with keratoconus. The thickness of the edematous cornea was greater than the anterior chamber depth.

Hanging by a Haptic

By Jay Lim, MD
The IOL has dislocated in the right eye of a 50-year-old patient who presented to the clinic with a complaint of blurry vision after accidentally hitting his eye against a bike handle.


Total Anterior Capsular Phimosis

By Radhika Rampat, MBBS, BSc(Hons), FRCOphth, and Mark Wilkins, MD, FRCOphth
The photograph provides a rare illustration of a central island of scarred tissue with radial lines and 360º of fibrosis of the anterior capsule in the eye of a patient who experienced a rapid loss of vision in the months following uneventful cataract surgery.

Surgical Complications

Vitreous Prolapse

By Jorge Neaves, MD
This is a photograph of a vitreous block in the eye of an aphakic patient whose posterior capsule tore during phacoemulsification. The hyaloid membrane is intact.

Falling From the Iris

By Luciano Rabello Netto Cirillo, MD
An Artiflex IOL (Ophtec) has dislocated in the eye of a patient who experienced diminished visual acuity beginning the morning after a party.

Graft Rejection in Terrien Marginal Degeneration

By C. Manuel Nicoli, MD
Stromal graft rejection occurred following a C-shaped lamellar keratoplasty in the eye of a patient with Terrien marginal degeneration.

Migration of Glaucoma Drainage Device Stent Suture

By Andrew Tatham, MBChB, FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed), FEBO
An intraluminal 3-0 polypropylene stent suture migrated into the anterior chamber 2 weeks following the implantation of a 350-mm2 Baerveldt glaucoma implant (Johnson & Johnson Vision). The stent was withdrawn at the slit lamp through a conjunctival incision.

Fibrotic Membrane Over IOL

By Gerson López-Moreno, MD
A fibrotic membrane has formed on the IOL in the eye of a 61-year-old patient who underwent cataract surgery 3 days earlier.


Hex Marks the Spot

By Hasenin Al-khersan, MD
The image shows a ruptured globe in a patient with a history of a hexagonal keratotomy.

The Christmas Eye

By Alonso Meza-Anguiano, MD

The image shows subluxated hypermature cataract crystals secondary to old ocular trauma.

Fibrous Downgrowth After Ruptured Globe Repair

By Jason C. Fan, MD
A 22-year-old man experienced a traumatic corneoscleral laceration. The photograph was taken 7 months after the initial repair. A vascularized pupillary membrane appears to extend from the iris to the anterior lens capsule. A biopsy of the membrane revealed stratified mucosal epithelium consistent with fibrous downgrowth.

A Traumatic Experience

By Jonathan Tijerina, MD, MA
This is a photograph of the right eye of a 58-year-old patient who experienced traumatic subluxation of the IOL–capsular bag complex during a basketball game.

A Lock With No Key

By Francesco Pozzo Giuffrida, MD, and Florence Cabot, MD
This photograph was taken months after a ruptured globe injury and shows a sectorial inferior iris defect from the 4 to 8 clock positions with complete zonular loss resembling a lock.