Ophthalmic Photography is the art of photographing ocular diseases for medical purposes dedicated to the study and treatment of disorders of the eye. Ophthalmic photographers use various techniques to create images of patients' eyes for diagnostic purposes, they work with an ophthalmic medical team to create images of patients' retinas, corneas and other ocular structures to help diagnose and devise treatment plans for various eye-related problems. The quality of an image depends as much as on the photographer's knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye, as it does on photographic techniques and technology. But it is through the use of highly specialized equipment used to document parts of the eye.
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As an ophthalmic photographer, one should have good eyesight so that she/he can successfully capture the necessary images. She/he should also have strong attention to detail, a skill that will help you to detect the minute differences in patients' eyes that lead to correct diagnoses. Because their work so closely with patients, a calm and comfortable manner in dealing with people can be important. And since his/her work is technology-based, should feel comfortable with computers and other digital equipment.