Ophthalmology Resources

The Eye, 1945 by Salvador Dali

For those of you that want to brush up on ophthalmology prior to your rotation, UBC’s Medicine – Education Media created a series of videos to support your learning. They include:

Slit Lamp Overview
Slit Lamp Techniques
Direct Ophthalmoscope
Visual Acuity
Pupils
Intra Ocular Pressure (IOP)
Extra Ocular Movements
Confrontational Visual Fields
Lid Eversion
Drops & Flouroscein
Patching

In addition, here are some fantastic resources to peruse via EyeGuru.org:

Tim Root
https://timroot.com/
Strength: Beginner-level overview of ophthalmology exam techniques and common diagnoses that is fun to read and useful for establishing a solid foundation.

EyeWiki
https://eyewiki.org/Main_Page
Strength: Comprehensive articles that are useful for learning more about patient cases and for developing presentations.

University of Iowa – EyeRounds
https://eyerounds.org/
Strength: Contains ophthalmology exam and surgery tutorials, a searchable collection of images, a great glaucoma curriculum, and the most widely used gonioscopy instructional resources.

OCTcases
https://octcases.com/
Strength: A comprehensive site reviewing OCT interpretation with dozens of practice cases that let you hone your skills in real clinical scenarios.

COVID-19 in B.C. for April 6

  • Health officials will provide first live update in five days at 3 p.m. PT. 
  • The new online vaccine registration portal and provincial phone line will open for eligible adults as of 8 a.m. PT.
  • As of Monday, 1,486 people have died of COVID-19 in B.C. out of 104,061 confirmed cases.
  • There are now 318 people in hospital with the disease, including 96 in intensive care.
  • The number of active cases has risen to 8,490.
  • B.C. has now confirmed 3,559 cases of variants of concern, including 588 that are active.
  • A total of 893,590 doses of vaccine have been administered, including 87,472 second doses.
  • The province is now moving into Phase 3 of its vaccine rollout plan.
  • Back-to-back case numbers on Friday and Saturday broke single-day infection records, with 1,018 and 1,072 new cases respectively.

More on What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. for April 6 via CBC.