Accelerating Ophthalmic Clinical Education With Expanded ONE Network Offerings
The Academy’s Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE) Network continues to expand at a rapid pace, with new innovative media added every week. The ONE Network is an invaluable resource, boasting more than 16,000 pages of ophthalmic content, including 16 learning plans, 31 cases, 60 e-learning courses, 1,700 videos and podcasts, 3,000 selfassessment questions, 3,500 news articles and 3,600 downloadable images; plus access to Wills Eye 5-Minute Consult, Astute Doctor resident courses and 11 journals from around the world.
Launched in 2015, the Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Education Center represents a collaborative effort between the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Academy. The center offers the most complete collection of oculoplastics reference materials available online. Active practitioners and students of oculoplastic surgery can consult the center for coverage of more than 50 oculofacial clinical topics and eyelid, orbit, lacrimal and cosmetic procedures.
The Pathology Atlas also debuted on the ONE Network in 2015. Ophthalmic pathologists developed this comprehensive atlas for residents, who often do not have access to actual pathology slides. The collection includes 100 highquality virtual microscopy images from the field, covering normal-eye anatomy and ophthalmic diseases and conditions across the spectrum of eye care. Images can be viewed from a zoom of 20X to 40X.
The Academy Foundation obtains funding for the ONE Network from individuals, corporations and foundations.
Other notable 2015 additions to the ONE Network include:
- More than 250 videos offering surgical pearls, AAO 2015 interviews and coverage ofother society meetings, resident lectures and more.
- New guidelines on Eye Care for Older Adults, featuring a podcast series that provides advice from leading experts in senior care. The section also includes the American Geriatrics Society’s clinician toolkits. The kits include pre- and postoperative assessment and decision-making tools. The resource was made possible through a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation and the American Geriatrics Society.
Advancing Pediatric Ophthalmology With New Online Education Center
The new strabismus simulator
lets physicians explore eye deviations and use a virtual motility exam and cover test to differentiate and diagnose disorders. Innovative tools like this help physicians acquire hands-on skills and provide better care to their patients.
An estimated 500,000 children worldwide become blind every year. Seventy-five percent of these children live in developing countries. Yet nearly half of all blindness in children could be avoided. With increased access to ophthalmic education, physicians can better manage existing conditions, take preventive measures and even educate their own communities for preventive care.
To help address this critical need for education, the Academy established the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) Pediatric OphthalmologyEducation Center on the ONE Network. This new section of AAO.org was made possible by a generous $1 million gift from KTEF to the Academy Foundation.
“Because of the common goals to improve pediatric ophthalmic care and globally enhance ophthalmic education, both organizations have an opportunity to build upon our long-term relationship by making a strategic investment in pediatric ophthalmology,” said KTEF past president David D. Goodwin.
The first of its kind, this virtual skills-transfer center enables U.S.- based and international pediatric ophthalmologists to access a single online source of high-quality clinical resources, vetted by subject-matter experts in pediatric ophthalmology. In combination with an extensive surgical media library, the center addresses the needs of residents and fellows, mid-career practitioners and international training programs in less-developed countries.
Visit the Pediatric Ophthalmology Education Center to experience: