• ONE Network: The Best Free Resource You Might Not Know About

    Maybe you came across a troubling, yet fascinating new case (or news) and want to learn more about it. (Scleral Tattoo Gone Wrong, anyone?) Or perhaps you want to find out where your knowledge gaps are.

    You’ve read the Basic and Clinical Science Course™ (BCSC®) cover-to-cover and have exhausted all other possibilities on your bookshelves. What to do?

    From rare pathologies to impressive techniques, the Academy’s Foundation-supported Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE®) Network can be your best ally in the search for information. It’s the world’s leading online resource for ophthalmic education and more materials are added every day. It’s completely free for every single Academy member — including YOs.

    In 2017, the David E. I. Pyott Glaucoma Education Center launched on the ONE Network, thanks to a generous donation from David E. I. Pyott. The center features surgical videos and animations, interactive maps and data, diagnosis and treatment algorithms, and gonioscopy videos.

    Practice your skills with the fun, interactive Strabismus Simulator in the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Pediatric Ophthalmology Education Center. Also in this center, you can evaluate and diagnose 20 virtual patients through retinopathy of prematurity case-based training.  

    If you’re not familiar with the ONE Network, start exploring now. Here’s a sampling of what you can find on more than 18,000 webpages:

    • 1,100+ self-assessment questions – Test your knowledge and receive immediate remediations and recommendations for additional study.
    • 500+ interactive courses and cases – Explore the case of a 33-year-old woman with asymptomatic subretinal fluid. Take a course on botulinum toxin or test your skills with Diagnose This weekly challenges.
    • 4,400+ clinical images – Need a graphic for normal aqueous flow for an upcoming presentation? Need to know what sixth-nerve palsy looks like? Find and download images or contribute your own.
    • 2,700+ clinical and surgical videos and podcasts – Watch surgery by Amar Agarwal, MD, of Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital and Eye Research Centre in India, and Lawrence W. Hirst, MD, of the Australian Pterygium Centre. Listen to podcasts from Neil M. Bressler, MD, a retinal disease specialist at Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Glaucoma Institute of Beverly Hills founder Michael S. Berlin, MD, and Lisa B. Arbisser, MD, a professor at the University of Utah John A. Moran Eye Center.
    • 13 of the world’s leading journals – You get full access to Ophthalmology® and EyeNet® Magazine, plus non-Academy publications such as the British Journal of Ophthalmology, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.

    Plus, if you’re a resident, bookmark the ONE Network’s Residents section. You’ll find resident courses and videos, details on the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) exam, a simulation in resident education and news and advice from YO Info.  

    Thanks to our amazing donors, these resources are plentiful and free. Learn more about programs the Foundation supports, such as the IRIS® Registry clinical database, the EyeCare America® public service program, the Museum of Vision® and global outreach.