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Haag-Streit’s “Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2024” Includes New Video Category

The contest lets ECPs showcase their slit lamp imaging skills with judging based on image quality, technical execution, and disease interest.




(PRESS RELEASE) KÖNIZ, CH – Haag-Streit, the leading global manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard ophthalmic diagnostic devices, surgical microscopes, and virtual reality-based medical simulators, is delighted to launch its “Slit Lamp Imaging Competition” once again.

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the competition offers eye care professionals an opportunity to showcase their slit lamp imaging skills with judging based on image quality, technical execution, and disease interest.

New for 2024, entrants are encouraged to enter short videos taken on slit lamps, as well as images, broadening the scope of the competition to attract ophthalmic videographers as well as photographers.

The first-placed entrants in the video and image categories will receive a Sony Alpha 7CII 28-60mm Kit. The second and third-placed winners of the imaging category will win an iPad 12 Pro 11 and a Peak Design camera backpack, respectively. The overall winner of the imaging category will also have their work featured in an ophthalmic journal.

In 2023, the competition received over 350 images by participants from 18 countries. Ten outstanding images made last year’s shortlist, with Pia Emilia Lohri from Lucerne Cantonal Hospital, Switzerland, named overall winner of the 2023 competition. Second place was awarded to Yang Zhang, of Beijing Tongren Hospital, China, while Katie Lachut-Yevich from VCU Health System, USA, achieved third place. All winning images were taken on a Haag-Streit BX 900 slit lamp.

Frank Wenger, Head of Product Management General Diagnostics – who will once again stand as a jury member for this year’s competition – comments:


“Every year, professionals from around the world compete to showcase the possibilities of ophthalmological imaging. By adding video into the mix, we are excited to expand on the contest’s rich tradition while celebrating the artistic potential of the slit lamp. We wish all contestants well in their search for their perfect submission and look forward to judging what will undoubtedly be another year of outstanding entries.”

The “Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2024” is open until August 9, 2024. Entrants should visit the competition entry page to participate in the competition, where they can upload their images and videos, as well as find entry tips and the competition Participation terms.

Winners will be officially announced on October 7, 2024, via Haag-Streit’s social media channels.



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