Museum of Vision

Dedicated to preserving ophthalmic history

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  1. Selections from the Sherman Collection
  2. Great Insights and Great Thinkers in Ophthalmology
  3. Beyond Ophthalmology, Beyond the Clinic
  4. Extreme Vision: Science Fiction or Truth
  5. Contagion! Epidemics in Ophthalmic History
  6. The Eyes of War
  7. Spectacular Spectacles
  8. To Fool the Eye
  9. Windows to the Soul
  10. Picturing The Eye: Ophthalmic Film and Photography
  11. Collecting Ophthalmology: 30 Years at the Museum


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Fluorescein angiogram

Picturing The Eye: Ophthalmic Film and Photography

Since its invention in the late 1830s, photography has changed the world and ultimately ophthalmology. The camera has served a unique purpose for ophthalmologists who have traditionally used the parts and functions of the camera to explain the function of the eye. Following the camera's introduction, physicians were among its first proponents.

Want more information about medical photography?  Try these helpful sites:

Burns Archive
Ophthalmic Photographer's Society

  1. Early Photographs
  2. Civil War Era Photographs
  3. Photographs Related to Advances in Medicine
  4. Internal Ocular Photographs
  5. Cameras
  6. Stereographs
  7. Ophthalmic Film
  8. Symposium

American Academy of Ophthalmology