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About IOP

The International Ophthalmology Portal is an online web-based teaching site established to deliver high quality lectures on a wide range of Ophthalmic conditions.  Experts renown in their respective fields are being invited to contribute lectures on topic/s they are passionate to present and share their invaluable knowledge.  This distilled information comes after years of experience and cannot be found in textbooks.  The purpose of the shorter lecture format is to concentrate the information delivered to maximise the experience of the viewer.  We hope you learn and are enlightened by this portal of knowledge that will continue to evolve over time.


Under the topic of “Glaucoma"  there is a wide range of in-depth topics  from glaucoma history-taking, examination with the slit-lamp and gonioscopy, therapeutics of eyedrops, selective laser trabeculoplasty, laser cycloablation and surgical management utilising trabeculectomy, drainage devices and micro-invasive glaucoma shunts.

The “Consultant  Survival Skills” section is aimed at practising Ophthalmologists and trainees going into practice.  Essential skills include managing stress, prevention of burnout, on-call and strategies in caring for challenging patients. 

Patients often seek further information on their eye problems and procedures.  The “Patient Education” part of the library has been developed to give more details that time may not permit in the usual consultation with their own doctor.  Alternatively, doctors can refer patients to this section to provide this further information as well as adding another perspective.  Topics include consent for cataract, trabeculectomy, pterygium, tube insertion, cyclodiode and selective laser trabeculoplasty (free to view), what you may be asked during your consultation with your specialist and the tests to be undertaken, anatomy of various eye structures such as the cornea, optic nerve, eye muscles and retina.  More specific conditions such as lagophthalmos, basal cell carcinoma of the lids, lacrimal plugs and eye colour change surgery have been discussed as individual lectures, with many further to be developed over time.

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