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May 1946


Author Affiliations

From the Ophthalmological Service of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Corneal Research Laboratory of the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1946;35(5):514-518. doi:10.1001/archopht.1946.00890200525004

PHOTOGRAPHIC reproduction of the eye has become an indispensable part of teaching, research and medical records. The mechanical problems involved are different from those found in general macrophotography or microphotography because the eye is neither gross nor microscopic in size. The problems are really those of low power microphotography. Further, because of the problem of blinking, particularly in photophobic eyes, the light source should be synchronized with the shutter of the camera, and the time of exposure must not exceed a certain minimum. Many types of cameras have been used for this purpose.1 Some are better than others, but none solves all the problems that may arise. My associates and I have been working with an apparatus which has been quite satisfactory in our hands and which has some advantages which we believe to be worth while.

APPARATUS  The Leica camera is used in conjunction with a mirror reflex

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