Nebula of The Eye

First Prize, ASCRS Ophthalmic Photographer’s Society Competition, 2020

This photo of mine won first prize in the category The Eye As Art, entitled “Nebula of the Eye” at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2020.

It depicts the longer postoperative course of ocular tattooing, a procedure performed to improve the cosmesis of an otherwise blind eye or to treat symptoms of glare. The dyes used in the preparation can oxidise over time and may need re-treatment, leaving scattered varying degrees of pigment on the ocular surface.