All you need to pass Ophthalmology
Covers the core elements of the undergraduate Ophthalmology curriculum. Each topic has been distilled to the essential information and test questions highlight important learning points. Key concepts are brought to life using stunning 3D animations.
What You Will Learn
Having worked through the chapters in each section the reader should have learned the following information:
- Clinically relevant basic anatomy of the orbit, globe, extraocular muscles and visual pathways
- Key points in taking an ophthalmic history
- Measurement of visual acuity / pin-hole acuity
- Pen-torch detection of eye abnormalities
- Eyelid eversion and the use of topical fluorescein
- Understand intraocular pressure and glaucoma
- Basic examination techniques for pupils, eye movements and confrontational visual fields
- How to use a direct ophthalmoscope
Ophthalmology in Practice
- Taking a history from a patient with a red eye
- Red eye classification summary
- Differential diagnosis of a red eye
- History taking in visual failure
- Testing vision in a clinical setting
- Common causes of gradual loss of vision, including cataract, glaucoma and “dry” AMD
- Important causes of sudden loss of vision, especially retinal artery / vein occlusion, “wet” AMD and retinal detachment
Medical students with a keen interest in Ophthalmology, Optometry students and Orthoptic students should aim to work through the whole website and attempt all the multiple choice test questions.
Anyone requiring the most basic understanding of Ophthalmology should concentrate on topics (and test questions) highlighted in the main menu with the ◆ symbol.
What people say about Ophthalmology Training?
Dr Michael Williams MD MRCOphth MMedEdSenior Lecturer, Queen's University of Belfast & Honorary Consultant, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Professor Philip Murray MBBS, DO(RCS), PhD, FRCP, FRCS, FRCOphthOphthalmology and Undergraduate Ophthalmology Lead, University of Birmingham, UK and previous lead for Undergraduate Ophthalmology for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Professor Susan H Forster, MDChief of Ophthalmology, Yale University School of Medicine and ex-President of the American University Professors Organization’s Medical School Educators Council
Mr John Ferris MB ChB FRCOphthConsultant Ophthalmologist and Head of the School of Ophthalmology, Severn Deanery HESW
Ms Jaewon PheeMedical Student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Ophthalmology Society member
Dr Anju GeorgeYear 4 Medical Student, Imperial College School of Medicine, Deputy President of Imperial College School of Medicine Students’ Union
Mr Arthur BarrowYear 5 Medical Student, Hull York Medical School