Clinical decision making

UpToDate

ONE Network uptodate.com

Last visited: June 5 2016

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

Cost: $495 per year, many institutions have paid access.

Description: UpToDate is the number one tool for aiding practicing physicians in evidence based decision making. Most of the articles focus on internal medicine but the ophthalmology part is constantly growing and improving. This makes UpToDate a great starting point before seeking elsewhere.

AAO Guidelines

ONE Network aao.org/guidelines-browse

Last visited: June 5 2016

Publisher: American Academy of Ophthalmology

Cost: Free for members of the AAO and Scandinavian ophthalmology associations. Click here for membership details of AAO.

Description: American Academy of Ophthalmology publishes various guidelines on the ONE Network in the Guidelines section. The aim of this guidelines is to provide recommendations based on the best quality evidence and expertice available.

Specific Guidelines

See if there exist local, regional, national or international guidelines that cover the condition you seek to treat. Be critical of any guidelines and consider finding better guidelines if the local ones are of insufficient quality.

Essentials

AAO ONE network

ONE Network one.aao.org

Publisher: American Academy of Ophthalmology

Cost: Free for members of the AAO and Scandinavian ophthalmology associations. Click here for membership details of AAO.

Description: AAO's flagship service offering access to 11 major journals (9 in English), extensive material in written, audio and video form, case studies and news on the latest development within the field. Very well organized and the My ONE Network tool on the right hand side helps the user to keep track of his or her progress. The most impressive part in my opinion are the Learning plans within Education. See the following video for more information http://youtu.be/uMgUyoV1_eY.

Wills Eye Institute Knowledge Portal

WillsEye willseyeonline.org

Last visited: June 4 2016

Publisher: Wills Eye Hospital

Cost: Free, registration required.

Description: Over 600 video lectures available for all divided into four groups: CME courses, physician lectures, surgical videos and Chiefs' rounds. High quality content that is constantly being updated. The whole platform was updated recently and is now mobile friendly.

EyeWiki

EyeWiki eyewiki.aao.org

Publisher: American Academy of Ophthalmology

Cost: Free.

Description: Over 380 articles, many of which are very well made and comprehensive, just take a look on the article on albinism and ocular ischemic syndrome. There is still work to be done and this site has amazing potential. Every ophthalmologist is allowed to contribute by signing up and emailing them information about yourself. I encourage you to try it out, it is quite simple and you can just start with correcting typos and minor errors. I expect this to become the go to page in ophthalmology within the next few years.

Root Eye Network

RootAtlas rooteyenetwork.com

Publisher: Dr. Timothy Root

Cost: Free.

Description: Despite cartoony appearance this page goes in depth explaining complex concepts and procedures in a very simple manner. Only someone who really understands the subject is able to deliver knowledge in such an accessible way. The page is divided into four sections: Ophthobook (online illustrated textbook accompanied by video lectures), Root Atlas (video collection with additional lectures and conditions), Root Eye Dictionary (intended for patients) and Eye Talk Radio (a podcast that has only 2 episodes so far). If you do not know where to start, I recommend that you begin with the retinoscopy lecture. An amazing resource created by only one man.

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

EyeRounds EyeRounds.org

Publisher: University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Cost: Free.

Description: Looks a little dated but do not write it off yet because this page is filled with hidden gems. The case report section has numerous well written reports with pictures as well as over 30 photo quizes available to test your knowledge. The tutorial section is frankly a bit chaotic covering everything from setting up instrument trays, setting up a cataract wet lab, various surgical procedures, opportunities abroad to techniques to capture microscope images with cheap digital cameras. The site also features an extensive photo and surgical video collection under the atlas section.

Atlas of Gonioscopy

Gonioscopy gonioscopy.org

Publisher: Wallace L.M. Alward, MD, University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Cost: Free.

Description: Dr. Alward has a true passion for gonioscopy and you can actually feel it through his presentations featuring video recorded examinations with narration and text descriptions. Various pathologies in the iris on slit lamp examination is covered as well. The site is structured in a little peculiar way but I recommend starting with history of gonioscopy and basic exam techniques before heading over to normal angle and angel grading and then ending with examples of diagnosis. Special mention goes to videos showing the Van Herick Test in action and diagnosis of Kaiser-Fleischer Ring which would have been impossible without gonioscopy.

Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum

Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum curriculum.iowaglaucoma.org

Publisher: Wallace L.M. Alward, MD, University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Cost: Free.

Description: Dr. Alward's latest project where he takes on glaucoma. In this beautiful website he shares with us a comprehensive collection of video lectures with that covers everything from basic anatomy to various treatments. The videos are very well made, clear and easy to follow along. The site works also well on a mobile phone. For an in depth review, please visit my blog.

Online Video Tutorials in Oculoplastic Surgery

Oculoplastics oculoplastics.info

Publisher: Mr Richard Caesar MA MB BChir FRCOphth

Cost: Free.

Description: Very nice video collection of surgical techniques teaching the fundamentals of oculoplastic surgery. The videos are made by Mr Caesar who is a great teacher, showing us the techniques in a step by step manner both on models and real patients. Please, click here for a full review on my blog.

The David G. Cogan Ophthalmic Pathology Collection

The David G. Cogan Ophthalmic Pathology Collection cogancollection.nei.nih.gov

Publisher: National Eye Institute

Cost: Free.

Description: Enormous pathology collection that contains images of both gross and microscopic structures. It is hard to navigate through the site but worthwhile as the images are amazing. Here you will see pathologies of the eye from an angle you have never seen before, take a look at this sample illustrating retinal detachment.


Expert Consult by Elsevier

expertconsult.inkling.com

Last visited: June 5 2016

Publisher: Elsevier

Cost: Complementary activation code with most titles published by Elsevier.

Description: This is a very nice complementary addition to the printed copies of most Elsevier titles which works on PC, iOS and Android. The mobile apps allow you to download a copy on your phone or tablet so your are not dependent on an internet connection. This is a very well made digital solution which easy to navigate and the pictures look great. Example of titles: Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology, Taylor's Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Adler’s Physiology of the Eye.

AAO Store

store.aao.org

Publisher: American Academy of Ophthalmology

Cost: Varies from $40 - $1,075 for non members of the AAO depending on content.

Description: Offers various books and online services but the price is in my opinion quite steep. Focal points are summaries on specific subjects issued every month, each issue costs $40 for non members or subscripe for the upcoming 12 issues for $205. Note: some of the learning plans on the ONE network include an issue of Focal points if you want to have a look. They also offer 3 year access to their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) courses for a whopping $895 per sub specialty. The complete set of 2014-2015 Basic and Clinical Science Course goes for $1,075 for the online version.

Conferences

WOC On Demand

WOC OnDemand woc.conference2web.com

Publisher: International Council of Ophthalmology

Cost: Free.

Description: While not as well organized and sleek as the AAO Meetings on Demand, this site offers over 1000 presentations free of charge from WOC in Tokyo 2014 and Berlin 2010. Both the recordings and the content of the presentations are of very high quality.



AAO Meetings on Demand

AAO on Demand store.aao.org

Publisher: American Academy of Ophthalmology

Cost: Varies from $240 - $550 for non members of the AAO depending on how much content you want access to.

Description: Well organized, quality recordings, well designed video player and top notch content make this a very valuable resource. They used to have recordings from the older Annual Meetings, but now you can only purchase and view the latest one from 2015.

ARVOConnect

ARVO arvoconnect.arvo.org/arvoeducation/home

Publisher: The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Cost: ARVO membership required, $100 for a resident per year.

Description: Over 90 presentations from 21 recorded sessions from ARVO 2014 plus the opening and closing keynote. Unfortunately, I am not a ARVO member ARVO so I was not able to test this service.

ESCRS OnDemand

ESCRS escrs.conference2web.com

Publisher: European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

Cost: ESCRS membership required, €150 per year. Access can also be bought without membership for €200 per year.

Description: This page actually features over 11,500 videos. The collection is very well organized. I am not a ESCRS member so I could only check out their one free sample from the Young Ophthalmologists Programme in Ljubljana 2014 which looked quite promising.

Any Screen Inc.

Any Screen Inc anyscreeninc.com/catalog/organization-list.php

Publisher: American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) and American Glaucoma Society (AGS)

Cost: Free except for the AAPOS material, registration required. AAPOS charges $300 for non-meeting attendees for the annual meeting and $60 for each webinar.

Description: This site serves four different publishers with very different material.
AAPOS requires payment before viewing for everything except their ROP webinar, the ROP webinar was not very appealing to me in sense of recording quality.
AUPO offers recordings from two annual meetings and two meetings named "Educating the educators", these four meetings covered academic development, administration and quality. Slides with audio.
AGS offers around 60 lectures and surgical videos of high quality both in terms of content and recording quality. Of these were some that showed awards being given which was not relevant for non members.

Courses

Ophthalmology Home Study Audio Review

Osler osler.org/main/oph.html

Publisher: The Osler Institute

Cost: $475 for 6 cds with a syllabus on PDF.

Description: Audio only, board review course. I decided to take the plunge and try out this review course. I was a bit disappointed with recording quality given the asking price, most university podcast lectures are significantly clearer, but the content is really good. You get a good overview of the most important parts within the subject and the presenters keep you very motivated. The total course duration is about 46 hours. I would buy this again. Their website looks like it is from the last millennium but don't judge a book by its cover. For an in depth review, please visit my blog.

Comprehensive Ophthalmology Review

oakstone.com/ophthalmology

Publisher: Oakstone Publishing, LLC

Cost: Varies from $950 - $1295 depending on which medium you prefer.

Description: Video course by David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Board Review. 24 hours of lectures covering the fundamentals in ophthalmology. I have recently received access to this and not had enough time to make my final judgement but it looks very promising. This is among the most expensive products I have come across, $950 for access to the video lectures and they offer no samples or trials which is unfortunate. This series is very expensive but they give out discounts on a regular basis if you subscribe to their newsletter.

The Scheie Eye Institute Best Practices in Ophthalmology

oakstone.com/ophthalmology

Publisher: Oakstone Publishing, LLC

Cost: Varies from $1295 - $1795 depending on which medium you prefer.

Description: Video course by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Board Review. 32 hours of lectures covering the fundamentals in ophthalmology. I have recently received access to this and not had enough time to make my final judgement but it looks very promising. This is among the most expensive products I have come across, $1,295 for access to the video lectures and they offer no samples or trials which is unfortunate. This series is very expensive but they give out discounts on a regular basis if you subscribe to their newsletter.

Training Course for the Appraisal of Sequential Optic Disc Stereophotos

egodab egodap.be

Publisher: Thierry Zeyen, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, UZ Sint-Rafael University Hospital

Cost: Free.

Description: Interactive online optic disc evaluation tutorial. This tutorial opens your eyes to the detailed examination of optic discs when following up glaucoma. It requires a lot of attention and takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to complete but the results are very rewarding, giving to you more confidence in diagnostics.

Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum

curriculum.iowaglaucoma.org

Publisher: Wallace L.M. Alward, MD, University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Cost: Free.

Description: I have already mentioned this on in the "Essentials" section. Dr. Alward's latest project where he takes on glaucoma. In this beautiful website he shares with us a comprehensive collection of video lectures with that covers everything from basic anatomy to various treatments. The videos are very well made, clear and easy to follow along. The site works also well on a mobile phone. For an in depth review, please visit my blog.

The J. Lawton Smith Neuro-Ophthalmology Collection

The J. Lawton Smith Neuro-Ophthalmology Collection http://novel.utah.edu/Smith/outline.php

Publisher: The Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library

Cost: Free.

Description: Neuro-ophthalmology course from the legendary J. Lawton Smith from the 1970's. This may be a bit dated but contains 75 hours of neuro-ophthalmology and comes highly recommended by dr. Tim Root in his first podcast episode.

CECentral

CECentral cecentral.com/node/836

Publisher: University of Kentucky, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Cost: Free, registration required.

Description: 21 high quality slideshows with audio narration accompanied by questions and answers resulting in CME credits. The topics are divided into three categories: Hot topics in ophthalmology, Translational advances in ophthalmology and Vision health care summit.

The Dulaney Foundation's Online CE Courses

dulaneyfoundation.org/online-courses

Publisher: The Dulaney Foundation

Cost: Free, registration required.

Description: Nice and simple site offering 6 text based CME courses for free.

Videos

AAO

youtube.com/user/AAOtv/videos

Description: Video news from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

City Health Learning - Ophthalmic Clinical Skills

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC402311724561C32

Description: 17 brief high quality videos covering the fundamentals of the eye examination.

Christopher Teng, MD

youtube.com/user/glaucomavids/videos

Description: Glaucoma and Cataract videos from Yale University and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Craig Blackwell

youtube.com/user/cbeyedr/videos

Description: Ophthalmology concepts explained in a clear manner by dr. Blackwell.

NCBI

PubMed youtube.com/user/NCBINLM

Description: The official channel of the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Here you can find tutorials on using PubMed in the most effective manner. I have collected their 5 most relevant videos in my own playlist.

Eyetube

Eyetube eyetube.net

Publisher: Bryn Mawr Communications, LLC

Cost: Free, registration required.

Description: I was somewhat disappointed with this service. It has a vast amount of videos, mostly surgical, but the quality is very variable and its user interface is not optimal, making it quite hard to navigate and filter out lower quality content.

Audio

As Seen From Here

As Seen From Here http://mtrope.libsyn.com/rss

Publisher: Josh Young, M.D., professor of ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine

Cost: Free.

Description: Podcast with biweekly interviews with pioneers within ophthalmology, mainly in the anterior segment. The podcast is sponsored by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. The page also has a video component available on ewreplay.org.

Eye talk radio

Eye Talk Radio http://eyetalkradio.com/category/podcast-eye-basics-101/feed/

Publisher: Dr. Timothy Root

Cost: Free.

Description: Podcast in the spirit of the Root Network. Very well produced, so far only 2 episodes have been published covering the basic eye exam and eye anatomy but we hope there are more coming soon.

Medscape Ophthalmology Podcast

Medscape Ophthalmology http://medscape.com/cx/podcast/5700.xml

Publisher: WebMD LLC

Cost: Free.

Description: Regularly updated news segment about the latest development within the field.

Audio-Digest Ophthalmology

audio-digest.org/pages/htmlos/subscription.html?sub1=ophthalmology

Publisher: Audio-Digest Foundation

Cost: $199.95 for residents per year which includes 24 issues or a single issue for $24.99.

Description: Up to date audio summaries on various topics. A typical session has a duration between 1 - 2 hours. Unfortunately, they do not offer any free trials so I have not had a chance to try it out.

Practical Reviews in Ophthalmology

practicalreviews.com/store/products/47-practical-reviews-in-ophthalmology.aspx

Publisher: Oakstone Publishing, LLC

Cost: $499 for 14 issues, that's a year subscription. $599 for 1 year all inclusive access.

Description: Review of 16 scientific article from major journals in each issue presented by John Hopkins. Each review lasts for about 3 - 4 minutes but unfortunately, they do not offer any free samples so I could not try it out.