Thirty years ago, ophthalmic photographers spent most of their time taking stereo color fundus photographs and fluorescein angiograms. These were taken using 35-mm film, often processed by hand in small clinic darkrooms. We have come a long way in the past 30 years with the addition of new filters and instruments that arm us with more image-capturing capabilities; the variety is staggering and it requires an expert imager to master these new imaging systems and an expert practitioner to know which modality to use and how to interpret the images when diagnosing the various macular, retinal, vascular, and other ocular disorders.
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