Click bait – digital imaging for beginners

About the session

Fundus imaging and now even OCT are commonplace in practice. However we seldom use anterior eye imaging. We use imaging to help support our clinical decision making, monitoring patients and receiving advice and second opinions. However, unless you have a digital slit lamp in practice, anything presenting in the anterior segment is simply described in as much detail as possible on record or in referral letters.

This workshop will teach you the fundamental basics in understanding how to set up your mobile and utilise your camera software to successfully image the anterior segment. We will go through the best technique to visualise and image different structures of the anterior segment through your slit lamp without the need for a digital slit lamp. Alongside the clinical benefits this technique brings to practice there is a certain ‘wow’ factor for patients when seeing something as simple as a cataract. 

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes and CPD information to be confirmed.


Hamza Mussa BSc MCOptom Prof Cert Med Ret

Hamza qualified from Aston University in 2016 and has been working in a high street practice as a lead optometrist for over six years. 

Hamza runs a globally recognised social media account called ‘The Crazy Optom’ with over 32k followers. 

He developed a technique to utilise a mobile phone and adapter to image the anterior segment. Hamza’s imaging is regularly used in educational content for both practitioners and patients internationally.