• Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE®) Network

    Education That Changes Fate

    FROM HIS PENNSYLVANIA PRACTICE, retina specialist Sunir J. Garg, MD, logs in to the ONE Network to learn from peers. “The ONE Network links the global ophthalmology community,” said Dr. Garg. “One of my favorite parts of the ONE Network are the videos. By watching colleagues’ videos from other parts of the world, I’ve learned about surgical approaches for diseases that I rarely get a chance to see in person. And through sharing surgical experiences, I’ve made wonderful friendships.”
     

    IT’S BEEN 22 YEARS SINCE A horseback riding accident nearly took Kirsten Wiley’s life. After eight days in a coma, she finally opened her eyes — and was overwhelmed by what she saw. The injury had left her with severe double vision.

    Early corrective surgeries failed, and for the next two decades Wiley fought to pursue her passions, including ultra-marathon running, despite the exhausting toll her condition took on everyday life. Last year she finally approached David G. Hunter, MD, PhD, to see if anything more could be done. He conducted a two-hour strabismus procedure that succeeded in aligning her vision.

    “I am so grateful for the surgery,” said Wiley. “Now I can tackle trail races without fear of falling and tripping. Recently at a marathon, I looked around for friends and saw one of everyone! I was stunned.”

    Thanks to the Academy’s online Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE®) Network, ophthalmologists around the world can strengthen their clinical knowledge to help other patients like Wiley. With nothing but a screen and an Internet connection, they can take advantage of a simulator that teaches and tests them on strabismus evaluation. With the addition of hundreds of new CME activities, videos, lectures and news articles, the ONE Network grew by 20% last year. In all, the ONE Network contains 640+ interactive cases, courses and quizzes; 3,100+ videos and podcasts; 4,600+
    clinical images; 1,100+ self-assessment questions; and more, in every ophthalmic subspecialty.

     

    For 22 years, Kirsten Wiley — an avid cyclist and ultra-marathoner — was plagued by severe double vision and loss of depth perception. Simple life activities were exhausting. Thanks to successful strabismus surgery from David G. Hunter, MD, PhD, Kirsten now enjoys her favorite activities with even more passion and less fear of injuring herself.