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LIBRARY GUIDE TO MDM3 9524 - Ophthalmology Clerkship

Introduction to Guide
This guide pulls together some of the major resources in ophthalmology. It includes links to online books, journals, databases, and media for self-directed learning. It's designed to help you "study for your patients."
Ophthalmology Web Resource

The Eyes Have It - Interactive teaching tool on vision and eye care created by Jonathan D. Trobe, MD, from the U of M Kellogg Eye Center. Includes videos, photos, and case problems. App version is available for iPhone / iPad.
Recommended Textbooks (From the Syllabus)
Harper, Richard A. (ed) Basic Ophthalmology: Essentials for Medical Students. 10th ed. American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2016.
[Print only; copies available in OUWB MedStudy Room 102 - RE 46 .B373 2016]

Trobe, Jonathan D. Physician's Guide to Eye Care. 4th ed. American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2012.
[Print only; copies available in OUWB MedStudy Room 102 - RE 48 .T76 2012]
Additional Recommended eBooks
Bagheri. Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease. 7th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2017 [OvidSP]

NEW EDITION!  Elliott, David B. Clinical Procedures in Primary Eye Care. 5th ed. Elsevier, 2021 [ClinicalKey]  - Includes numerous videos.

NEW EDITION!  Forrester. The Eye: Basic Sciences in Practice. 5th ed. Elsevier, 2021 [ClinicalKey] - Includes several videos.

NEW EDITION!  Friedman, Neil J. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Illustrated Manual of Ophthalmology. 5th ed. Elsevier, 2021 [ClinicalKey] - Includes several videos.

Gault, Janice A. Ophthalmology Secrets in Color. 4th ed. Elsevier, 2016 [ClinicalKey]

Kanski, Jack J. Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. Elsevier, 2013. [ClinicalKey]

Levin, Leonard A. Adler's Physiology of the Eye. 11th ed. Elsevier, 2011 [ClinicalKey]

Riordan-Eva, Paul (ed). Vaughan & Asbury's General Ophthalmology. 19th ed, McGraw-Hill, 2018 [AccessMedicine]

Salmon, John F. Kanski's Clinical Ophthalmology. 9th ed. Elsevier, 2020 [ClinicalKey]

Yanoff, Myron. Ophthalmology. 5th ed. Elsevier. 2019. [ClinicalKey] - Includes numerous videos.
Kahle, Werner. Color Atlas of Human Anatomy, Vol 3, Nervous System and Sensory Organs. 7th ed. Thieme, 2015 [Thieme MedOne Education] See the section on the eye starting on page 342.

Paulsen F. "Eye," in Sobotta Atlas of Human Anatomy, Vol. 3, 16th ed. Elsevier, 2017 [ClinicalKey]
Virtual / Online Activities
Eye Exam and Eye Anatomy / University of Iowa
Basic Eye Exam / University of Iowa
Medical Student Online Ophthalmology Curriculum / University of Iowa
Fundamentals of Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy / University of Iowa
Introduction to Optics / Tim Root
Anatomy of the Eye Video / Tim Root
Distance Visual Acuity / University of Iowa
Near Visual Acuity / University of Iowa
Confrontation Visual Field Testing / University of Iowa
Ocular Motility Examination / University of Iowa
Pupil Exam / University of Iowa
Slit Lamp Examination / University of Iowa
Direct Ophthalmoscopy / University of Iowa
Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP) / University of Iowa
Phacoemulsification:  First Case / University of Iowa
Ahmed Valve Glaucoma Surgery / University of Iowa
Intravitreal Injection Technique / University of Iowa
Medial Rectus Recession / University of Iowa
Upper Blepharoplasty / University of Iowa

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Physical Examination

Introduction to the Slit Lamp
Tan A. Ophthalmology for Medical Students: Slit Lamp Introduction. Dalhousie University, 2010.  [7 minute YouTube video]

Root T. Introduction to the Slit Lamp Exam.OphthoBook.com, 2011. [9 minute YouTube video]
Other Online Resources
  • EyeRounds - Case reports, images, videos, and tutorials from the University of Iowa Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • EyeWiki - Eye Encyclopedia written by eye physicians and surgeons and maintained by the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Abbreviations 101 - Helpful article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology Resources for Medical Students - Career information, interactive cases, residency information and more from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Pre-Ophtho - Resource recommendations (books, videos, podcasts, and mobile apps) for medical students considering a career in ophthalmology
  • The Cataract Course - Online course from the Emory Eye Center
  • Tim Root Virtual Eye Professor - Video lectures, books, and other learning aids
Drug Information
Clinical Pharmacology
A comprehensive drug database used by over 2,000 hospitals, Clinical Pharmacology contains up-to-date, detailed information on thousands of drugs. Its advanced features allows you to run reports on interactions, search by indication and contraindication, check IV compatibility, and print patient information materials.
Micromedex is a collection of databases containing full-text information on drugs, toxicology, and diseases. The drug information is detailed, referenced, and includes drug comparisons and identification, therapeutic class searching, and dosing. Micromedex also includes an extensive patient education component.
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Coronavirus and Eye Care - Curated, continuously updated information for ophthalmologists. Covers the link between coronavirus and ophthalmology, how to keep yourself and your patients safe, news, patient information, and key resources.
Databases for Locating Journal Articles
Unrestricted Resource PubMed (MEDLINE)
The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE, the premier database for biomedical journal citations. PubMed dates back to 1946 and includes more than 32 million citations in medicine, nursing, allied health, and dentistry. PubMed also includes citations from PubMed Central and the NCBI Bookshelf. LitCovid is a subset of articles in PubMed on the topic. It is updated daily; articles are categorized by topic and geographic location.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Scopus
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature with more than 20,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and arts and humanities. It also contains tools that track, analyze and visualize scholarly work.
Unrestricted Resource WHO COVID-19 Database

Multinational, multi-lingual database of citations to the research literature on the Coronavirus and COVID-19 from the World Health Organization (WHO).

COVID-19 (RSS Feed)

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