Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome


I was diagnosis with Presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome in 2013, this is a disease of the retina.  It causes white spots to be present on the retina and sometimes results in CNV forming.  CNV are abnormal blood vessels that form on the retina, causing scaring on the retina, which results in loss of vision.

The disease has been stable for the past 5 years, meaning that no new scars have developed on my retinas.  My vision is blurred after about 20 metres, even when wearing glasses.


As well as working as a software engineer, I am also a Photographer.  As you could image having a problem with vision is a major disadvantage when taking pictures.  In the past I have used the auto focus function of my camera to do the focusing for me, always selecting the focus point, to tell the camera where to focus when taking the shot.

Project: Blurred vision

I have started a new project to try and show what it is like to have deceased retinas, in this project I have switched the camera to manual focus and using a small aperture to have a small depth of field.  Thus only the near foreground is in focus and rest of picture is out of focus.

Blurred magerebrug/skinny bridge amsterdam
The magerebrug in Amsterdam