Ophthalmic photographer wins three awards

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Specialist ophthalmic photographer Rob Hancock won a trio of awards at the Ophthalmic Imaging Association (OIA) conference on October 27-28.

Hancock, an eye photographer at Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH), won first prize for his anterior segment and angiography photography, which later secured a third award.

The winning photographs were selected for their image quality and technical skill and Hancock was rewarded with an all-expenses-paid trip to the American Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society conference in Chicago in 2024.

Hancock praised the ‘wonderful team ethic’ within the WUTH eye clinic: ‘My job is really rewarding because I take images of everything the doctors can see and more, tracking a vast range of different eye conditions. There is no better form of documentation than a high-quality picture,’ he said.

In 2021, Hancock won an OIA prize for a posterior segment photograph, also going on to become overall winner and in 2022 he won second place in the international Haag Streit slit lamp competition.