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February 1950

A LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE EYE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Department of Photography, Institute of Ophthalmology of the Presbyterian Hospital of New York City.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;43(2):371-373. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910010378014

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Abstract

TWO PROBLEMS face the photographer of the eye who wishes to take external pictures in color. The first is to obtain sufficient light; the second is to avoid the unpleasant effect of too much light on the patient's face. It has been our experience that the intensity of light together with the heat given off by incandescent sources causes a great deal of discomfort to the patient. The majority of persons have considerable sensitivity to both light and heat. When to this is added the ocular irritability already present from disease, one has a poor condition for photography of the eye.

At the Institute of Ophthalmology, our department of photography has for years used as a light source 500 watt projection lamps. These are mounted in a housing with a focusing lens. This source was used both for focusing the camera and for making the exposure. The heat caused drying

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