2022 AMI Online Salon

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Mark Miller
  • Client: The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Copyright: The American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2019
  • Medium/software used: ZBrush, Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Print
  • Primary Audience: Residents in the field of Ophthalmology

Project Description

In aging societies, cataracts are among the most common eye maladies encountered by Ophthalmologists. It is estimated that by age 65, more than 90% of people will develop cataracts in the U.S., and worldwide, with an estimated 36 million sightless people, it is thought that over 12 million are due to cataracts (Nature). Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle and low-income countries, and the prevalence of the disease continues to grow.Considering cataracts pervasiveness, coupled with its social and economic impact, it is imperative that training ophthalmologist have a firm understanding of the appearance of the various types and subtypes of cataracts, as this understanding directly relates to prognosis, as well as treatment modalities. This, coupled with a robust understanding of the histopathology of cataracts, leads to better treatment outcomes.The seven groups of illustrations strive to accurately depict the outward appearance of various types of cataracts, directly comparing this to cross-sectional tissue abnormalities, in the hope that the trainee grasps the key morphological differences.