June 2001, Volume 23, No. 6

What’s in the web for family physicians: ophthalmology

Alfred KY Tang 鄧權恩

Digital Atlas of Ophthalmology

The Digital Atlas of Ophthalmology is a collection of images organised by The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. It serves as a reference and educational supplement for ophthalmologists and family physicians. Images of different eye disorders can be located easily with the user friendly search engine of the website.

Digital Journal of Ophthalmology

A peer-reviewed ophthalmology journal on the World Wide Web. This award winning website presents Grand Round cases and original articles. The Knowledge Review section is dedicated to quizzes with answers on eye disorders. The Harvard Medical School CME section (http: //www.djo.harvard.edu/CME/CMEtest.html) allow users to take CME tests for accredita - t i o n purpose. The Grand Rounds (http: //www.djo.harvard.edu/meei/GR/GRhome.html) contain cases submitted from academic centers around the world and is accredited by Harvard Medical School.

Retina Case of the Month

Published by the Vitreous-Retina-Macula Consultants of New York (VRMNY), a new case is presented each month from their retina conference. Users are encouraged to review the case and email responses and opinions. The section on Diabetic Retinopathy (http://www.vrmny.com/diabetic.htm) contains useful and well illustrated information on Diabetic Retinopathy.

Yale Vision Research Center

Eye Disorder Info rmation Site (http://biomed.med.yale.edu/~vakilik/introl.html) provides information on eye disorders for patients, their families, and health care providers. Section on Atlas of Eye (http: //biomed.med.yale.edu/~vakilik/eyemed3.html) contains useful images and illustrations on different eye disorders.

Review of Ophthalmology

Review of Ophthalmology is a monthly magazine for medical teaching and research professionals. The publication focuses on clinical management of eye problems ranging from the latest in ophthalmic surgical techniques to the practice management problems. The section on You Make the Diagnosis presents problem cases in ophthalmology..

Oxford Eye Page

Over 100 cases in a variety of subspecialty topics from the Eye Hospital at Oxford University, UK. The website includes an ophthalmology trivia quiz and common short cases for MRCOphth Examination. The cases are well illustrated with images and explanations.

Optcom Digital Grand Rounds

This Digital Grand Rounds (DGR) series consist of small Window-based program files and online viewable cases. Cases contain one or more photos, history, and multiple hints. These DGR series have been well received since its commencement in 1994.

Alfred K Y Tang, MBBS (HK)
Family Physician in Private Practice.

Correspondence to : Dr A K Y Tang, Shop 67, Level 2, Tai Po Plaza, Tai Po, N.T., Hong Kong.

E-mail : alfredtang@hkma.org