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Provider Search Sites

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Online Learning & References for eye docs


Ophthalmic Hyperguide

Wills Eye

Inspire hosts a site with PowerPoint slides and patient handout forms.

AsSeenFromHere is a "podcasting" site. Also, OSNSuperSite has "Week in Review" and "Innovator Interview" podcast sections.

Univ. of Iowa Grand Rounds and Patient Info Animations.

MicroSurgical Technology, maker of bimanual phaco instruments, has a commercial site containing instructional surgical videos.

Ophthalmology Web contains interviews with leading ophthalmologist on recent clinical topics and instrument/equipment links.

The O.N.E. Network by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) offers useful learning content, CME, and information/mock exams for re-certifying.

Digital Journal of Ophthalmology has Grand Rounds (multimedia eye case presentations--great for teaching), Knowledge Review (self-test questions for board review), Multimedia Review (critical reviews of CDs, DVDs, and other online sites), as well as useful patient information handouts.

ORBIS International's web site contains online learning resources (including surgical "how-to" videos and e-texts) as well as an Internet-based consultation service by volunteer ophthalmologists to assist eye doctors abroad.

MedRounds contains full-text, online eye textbooks, as well as eye surgery videos, (many by Dr. Oetting), which can be played on your computer or ipod., by the Univ. of Iowa, is dedicated to teaching gonioscopy through the use of videography.

EyeMovies is an internationally-authored, high quality "video atlas of eye surgery."

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL) web site is an interesting collection of neuro-ophthalmology teaching videos, photos, and mp3 lectures by leaders in the field.  This is a joint project by the Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NONOS) and Univ. of Utah. is a regarding the anatomy and pathology of the eye, containing a extensive database of text, images, and definition links. 

The Eyes Have It is an interactive, online learning tool developed at the Kellogg Eye Center, Univ. of Michigan. Also from Kellogg is RetinaDx, a site with many high quality retinal disease images, cases, and teaching points.

For those learning how to refract (with a phoroptor), multiple interactive programs exist online here or here, or for download to your computer.

Handbook of Ocular Disease Management is a handy site for looking up the most common ocular diseases & treatments (authored by optometrists from Review of Optometry).

The National Registry of Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects, by Dr. Rick Fraunfelder, maintains a site for reporting ocular side effects from medications. 

The Ectasia Registry, hosted by the American Academy of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), is a site to post cases of ectasia following refractive surgery. is a great source of up-to-date articles by a variety of authors on eye (and general medicine) topics.

Merck Medicus has a plethora of resources for general medicine topics, including online textbooks, journals, slides, animations, PDR for drugs, patient handouts, and more (user logon required).

Modern Medicine brings together elements from Advanstar's healthcare journals along with tools, resources, decision support and advisory functions. Especially useful is a very thorough CODING consultant as well as Patient Handout section.

Medpedia, similar to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, is a new collaborative model that, over time, will produce the world's most comprehensive resource. It offers pages in both "clinical" text as well as "plain English." is a site dedicated for ophthalmic technician learning per Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).  It contains excellent online courses for credit.

RxList and Epocratesonline are DRUG REFERENCE sites with information detailed enough for both clinicians and patients. is an ICD9 and CPT lookup site.

Medical Economics contains many relevant articles for running a practice, as well as great online (Java) calculators.

Online Journal Research


Google Scholar

Online Magazine Search Sites

Eye World

Review of Ophthalmology

Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today

Ocular Surgery News

Ophthalmology Times

Ophthalmology Management

Innovative Product sites


Online Eye Atlases

These are searchable collections of digital eye photos that are great for teaching and learning.



Digital Atlas of Ophthalmology - New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

EyeWeb OnLine Atlas

Atlas of Ophthalmology

National Eye Institute

ASCRS Image Library (requires ASCRS membership ID)

Patient Information & Handouts and provides excellent public information on a variety of eye topics.  The material has been reviewed for accuracy by leading eye surgeons.

The Digital Journal of Ophthalmology (Harvard University) has an excellent patient information section for some of the more common eye conditions. 

EyeMDLink (by Chris A. Knobbe, M.D. of Texas) is dedicated to the education of the eye care consumer, written and prepared exclusively by board-certified ophthalmologists.  Other good eye information sites include and

SeeWithLasik has well-written refractive surgery patient information, edited by well-respected surgeons. is a site dedicated to patient education regarding oculoplastics topics, as well as referral links to docs. offers an excellent PDF patient information section on eye diseases, including a patient uveitis guide.

A good kerataconus site is The National Keratoconus Foundations.

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) contains videos, tips, and other useful information for low vision patients.

The Low Vision Centers of Indiana site offers a wealth of information on low vision rehabilitation for doctors and patients.

Log on to this University of Iowa site and search (Ctrl-F) for the word �patient�for many more patient-related sites.

The Medical Library Association maintains a top list of list of consumer health sites.

Merck Medicus has a plethora of resources for general medicine topics, including online textbooks, journals, slides, animations, PDR for drugs, patient handouts, and more (user logon required).

Informed Consent Documents & Clinical Guidelines

OMIC has an extensive list of downloadable informed consent docs, as well as other valuable risk management information.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has an ophthalmology-specific web page with key Medicare-related information. is a "National Guideline Clearinghouse" covering suggested treatment patterns for all branches of medicine, including eye care.

Medicare (CMS) Physician Fee Schedule is an interactive site for looking up location-specific or national CPT payment information.

Intraocular Lens (IOL), Refractive, & Glaucoma calcs

Phacooptics, by Thomas Olsen, MD (ray tracing IOL calcs)., by Warren Hill, MD., by Jack Holladay, MD, contains the International IOL Registry (with an online IOL lookup form), pdf documents of his numerous and valuable publications/handouts, and information about his IOL Consultant Software., by Ken Hoffer, MD, has help on calculating post-refractive K values and other useful information and links. 

The Users Group for Laser Interference Biometry (ULIB) web site, started by Dr. Wolfgang Haigis, contains a continually updated collection of refined IOL constants for use with the IOL Master.

Previze, by Moran Research & Consulting, has a very useful online "Calculation Center" and "IOL Finder."

The ASCRS site hosts a post-refractive surgery IOL calculator (post-myopic, hyperopic, or RK).

Dr. Dennis Goldsberry has published on online Post-LASIK IOL Calculator.

BESST, by Dr. Borasio, is a formula that can estimate a post-refractive patient's corneal power accurately based on the Oculus Pentacam's anterior and posterior corneal surfaces.

Alcon has an online Acrysoft Toric Calculator, from which you can print out a "pin-up" surgical plan for the O.R.

Dr. Donnenfeld's (sponcered by AMO) site contains instructions and a pre-op planning printout calculator for limbal relaxing (LRI) incisions associated with cataract surgery.

Calculate a patient's 5 year risk for progression from ocular hypertension to glaucoma with an online glaucoma risk calculator.  This is based on combined data from the OHTS (Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study) and EGPS (European Glaucoma Prevention Study).

For general purpose unit conversions, as well as multiple other types of calculators (including business-related ones), is extremely complete.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) site has tips for selecting an EMR (member login is required).

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) explains the EMR certification process and lists software companies that comply.

Eye Stats

This site from the National Eye Institute has a listing of hard-to-find statistics and data regarding eye diseases.

The U.S. Eye Injury Registry site has eye injury stats and an interesting eye trauma scoring chart to predict visual outcomes after eye trauma.

Link of Links

This University of Iowa has one of the largest eye resource listings on the web.

Warren Hill, MD, has a extensive list of eye-related links on his site.

Here is a listing of eye specialty sites, e.g. cornea, glaucoma, trauma, peds, etc.

Other Medical PDA / Software Sites

EyeDock has an assortment of contact lens related and other software.  Other contact lens calculator and/or lens parameter sites include CooperVision. Bitoric fitting help is at

Sarver Associates offer software modeling, evaluating and correcting the human visual system.  This is mostly for eye research or industry, but one software product known as VOL-CT allows calculation of Zernikes from topographic data!

Fun Stuff

"Macarena Cataract" video on

SandlotScience has optical illusions that will amaze you so matter how long you've been in the eyeball business.