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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."
Free Web Resource

The Eyes Have It - Free 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. Free app version also available.
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 library]

Trobe, Jonathan D. Physician's Guide to Eye Care. 4th ed. American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2012.
[Print only; copies available in library]

Additional Recommended eBooks
Elliott, David B. Clinical Procedures in Primary Eye Care, 4th ed. Elsevier, 2014 [Clinical Key]  - Includes numerous videos

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

Bagheri, Nika. Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease. 7th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2017 [OvidSP]

Riordan-Eva, Paul (ed). Vaughan & Asbury's General Ophthalmology, 19th ed, McGraw-Hill, 2018 [AccessMedicine]
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, 15th ed. Elsevier, 2013 [ClinicalKey]
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.
Library Contact
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Nancy Bulgarelli
Medical Library Director

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
  • EyeSim - Recommended app availalbe from Google Play and the AppStore. Please note: Fee Based
  • 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


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