Welcome to Whose Eye Is It Anyway,
a game show where eyecare practitioners play a series of three games that quiz their understanding of geographic atrophy
Watch the video to play along with these renowned ophthalmic experts!
Whose Eye Is It Anyway host and contestants
- Host/Judge: Marc R. Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO
- Dr. Bloomenstein is an optometrist at the Schwartz Laser Eye Center. He is a founding member of the Optometric Council on Refractive Technology (OCRT), now the Optometric Corneal, Cataract, and Refractive Society (OCCRS). He has lectured extensively and published numerous articles on anterior segment and refractive topics.
- Contestant 1: Renee Bovelle MD, CSIM
- Dr. Bovelle is a board-certified ophthalmologist who currently practices at Envision Eye and Laser Center where she specializes in laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), laser, ophthalmic, cataract, and botox procedures. She served as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Louisiana State University (LSU) and has worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- Contestant 2: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO, FORS, Dipl. ABO
- Dr. Rafieetary is a consultative optometric physician who practices at the Charles Retina Institute. He is published in numerous professional publications and lectures broadly on the subject of ocular diseases with an emphasis on conditions of the retina and vitreous.
- Contestant 3: Dorothy L. Hitchmoth, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO
- Dr. Hitchmoth is the CEO and owner of Dr. Dorothy L. Hitchmoth, PLLC. She is a nationally recognized, award-winning professor, lecturer, and patient advocate who has worked as a physician executive in large hospitals and multi-practice networks for over 26 years. Dr. Hitchmoth also owns a healthcare consulting business that focuses on innovation in telehealth, artificial intelligence, and healthcare quality outcomes.
Game 1: GA yes or no questions
The first game is a head-to-head contest, where two contestants are asked 15 questions about GA, to which they have to answer “yes” or “no.” Whoever answers the most questions correctly at the end of their round wins the game.
Game 2: “Diagnose Me”
The second game is called “Diagnose Me” and involves the participants reviewing clinical information
and multimodal imaging from a case study. They have alternating opportunities to ask yes or no questions to the host about the patient, and the first participant to correctly diagnose the case wins the game.
Watch these ophthalmic experts go step by step through the diagnostic process as they determine the condition.
Game 3: “GA to GA”
The third game is similar to “Apples to Apples,” in which the host presents a single card relating to GA each round. The participants all have a hand of digital cards that they can choose from, with the goal of picking one that best aligns with the host’s word. Each participant is given time to argue why their card is the closest fit.
Learn about terms frequently associated with geographic atrophy
and see how they think creatively to win the game.
Join the fun