The Ophthalmopaedia is an ambitious component of the Ophthalmology e-Learning project. It is revolutionary as it is the world's first online encyclopaedia of ophthalmology. The aim is to create an authoritative encyclopaedic resource that can be used by any ophthalmologist wishing to look up a topic (trainers and trainees alike). It is produced and maintained by the ophthalmic community. Any topic of relevance to the community may be included as the horizons of this resource are not limited to a set curriculum. It will hence have a wide breadth and significant depth. Multiple image files, videos and animations may be included in each article, and those resources may be expanded by agreement with the relevant author. Although the name "Ophthalmopaedia" has some resonance with the online Wikipaedia, all the content in Ophthalmopaedia will be quality assured and overseen by an expert editorial board.
Users must be registered with e-Learning for Healthcare and must login to the e-LfH site each session.
Please note that Ophthalmopaedia will not contain case reports but that we intend to launch a Validated Case Archive in the future.
Ophthalmopaedia is categorised alphabetically, but a Table of Contents and a list of Contributors will be available very soon. Access is by Login - see the links.
If you can help with the project by writing an article or contributing an image or video please contact the Editors (Editorial Team link on the left).
Please also read instructions for authors in the article entitled "How do I write the Article".
Please note: Some Members have had difficulty with Registration - please note the difference between year of qualification and year of GMC Registration when submitting details.