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Essential Ophthalmic Resources: Open Access Books and Journals



What is Open Access?
“By open access, we mean its immediate, free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose…”                                      The Budapest Open Access Initiative

Open Access Journals

These journals are free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals available  from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Advances in Ophthalmology Practice and Research

African Vision and Eye Health 

American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports

Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology

Beyoglu Eye Journal

BMC Ophthalmology 

BMJ Open Ophthalmology 

British and Irish Orthoptic Journal

Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine  

Case Reports in Ophthalmology 

Clinical Ophthalmology 

Clinical Optometry 

Clinical and Experimental Ocular Trauma and Infection 

Community Eye Health Journal 

Delta Journal of Ophthalmology

Eye and Brain 

Eye and Vision 

GMS Ophthalmology Cases 

Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

International Journal of Ophthalmology 

International Journal of Retina and Vitreous 

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Journal of Academic Ophthalmology  

Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research 

Journal of Current Ophthalmology 

Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research 

Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection 

Journal of Ophthalmology 

Journal of Optometry 

Journal of the Egyptian Ophthalmological Society 

Journal of Vision 

Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology 

Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 

Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology 

Oman Journal of Ophthalmology 

Ophthalmology Journal 

Ophthalmology Science 

Ophthalmology and Eye Diseases 

Ophthalmology and Therapy 

Optometric Education 

Pakistan Journal of Ophthalmology 

Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology 

Philippine Journal of Ophthalmology 

Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology 

Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology 

TNOA Journal of Ophthalmic Science and Research 

Translational Vision Science & Technology 

Vision Pan-America 


Open Access Books

The following books and pamphlets are scholarly, reputable works freely available over the internet.

Atlas of Ophthalmology
The Atlas of Ophthalmology is a pictorial documentation of eye disease, containing approximately 2,500 pictures.

Atlas of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Surger
Atlas of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Surgery is written as a simple, practical source of the latest information on diagnosis, surgical anatomy, surgical planning, and surgical technique. The information is presented in a concise, step-by-step "cookbook" format, as though we are assisting the reader at the time of surgery. 

Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility: Theory and Management of Strabismus
Authors: Gunter K. von Noorden, MD and Emilio C. Campos, MD
In this work, our aim is to provide the practicing ophthalmologist as well as the budding one with the theoretic knowledge and practical know how that will enable him to pursue the field of neuromuscular anomalies of the eyes in the manner set forth in the precept of Vitruvius.

Childhood Cataract in Africa (manual)
Editors: Paul Courtwright, Richard Bowman, Clare Gilbert, Susan Lewallen, Karin van Dijk, and David Yorston

Guide to Ophthalmic Equipment: For Non-Ophthalmic People
Ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals use many devices to diagnose and treat eye problems. This guide introduces some of the more commonly used devices and is mainly written for persons who are not eye care professionals wishing to know what each device looks like and to understand how it is used. Part I will review some of the common devices used for examination and diagnosis. Part II will review devices used for the treatment of eye problems.

Introduction to Eye Banking: A Handbook and Atlas (manual)
Authors: George O.D. Rosenwasser, MD, CEBT & William J. Nicholson, MD
A guide to eye bank techniques, corneal evaluations and grading

Joy of Visual Perception: A Web Book
The Joy of Visual Perception: A Web Book is not a book in the traditional sense. Most books are text supplemented by figures. This book is primarily figures and diagrams supplemented by text. As a consequence to use this book on the Web it is important to have graphics capabilities on your browser. 

Medscape Reference: Ophthalmology
Medscape from WebMD offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. After a simple, 1-time, free registration, Medscape from WebMD automatically delivers to you a personalized specialty site that best fits your registration profile.

Neuro-Ophthalmology: Clinical Signs and Symptoms
Author: Thomas J. Walsh, MD
The accuracy of clinical diagnosis depends on the history and examination, an adequate fund of knowledge, and correct diagnostic reasoning. The patient who is referred for a neuro-ophthalmologic problem is different from most patients seen by either the ophthalmologist or the neurologist. For the ophthalmologist who is used to making a diagnosis by examination of a transparent organ, the neuro-ophthalmologic patient requires more investment of time and talent to obtain a better history and to arrange alternative and supplementaly examinations..

Ocular Syndromes and Systemic Diseases
Author: Frederick Hampton Roy, MD, FACS
This book has three main purposes: (1) to aid the busy ophthalmologist in identifying all ocular manifestations of a given syndrome, disease, or inherited disorder; (2) to provide references so that the ophthalmologist will know where to look for additional information; and (3) to promote greater observation of the characteristics of ocular syndromes, systemic diseases, and inherited disorders. This book is designed for quick reference while the patient's eyes are being dilated or immediately following an examination. Practicality is the objective; conciseness, logical arrangement, and authenticity are the main features.

Parent's Guide to Their Premature Baby's Eyes (brochure)
Author: The Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases
More than 80% of premature babies who weigh less than 1000 grams (2.2 lbs) will develop ROP. Most will resolve without treatment. Those who require treatment much receive it in a timely manner in order to obtain the best possible outcome.

The Retinoscopy Book: An Introductory Manual for Eye Care Professionals
Authors: John M. Corboy, MD; David Norath, COT; Ron Stone, CRA; and
Richard Reffner, COT
An introductory manual for eye care professionals

Stereo Atlas of Fluorescein and Indocyanine Green Angiography
Authors: Rosalind A. Stevens, MD, Patrick J. Saine, M.Ed., CRA, Marshall E. Tyler, CRA
This book is predicated on the belief that all ophthalmic practitioners should use stereo information to enhance their examination, diagnostic, and therapeutic skills. Stereo imaging in retinal photography and angiography has been widely used since Thorner published his first stereo image pair in 1909.

Strabismus: A Decision Making Approach
Authors: Gunter K. von Noorden, MD and Eugene M. Helveston, MD
We hope that this book will bridge the gap between the available textbooks and atlases of strabismus and the actual clinical problem-solving process in an office setting.  It is primarily addressed to residents, general ophthalmologists, optometrists, and orthoptists, but we hope that even the pediatric ophthalmologist may find this material occasionally helpful.

Vision and Refraction (booklet)
Authors: Eugene M. Helveston, MD, Andrea Molinari, MD, Visvaraja Subrayan, MD, and Radhika Chawla, OD
Editors: Eugene M. Helveston, MD and Lynda M. Smallwood
This manual aims to provide basic information about how the eyes focus light, how reduced vision from errors in the focusing mechanism can be diagnosed, and how refractive errors can be measured and treated.

A dictionary for terminology used in the study of human and animal vision. It includes terms from the areas of biological and machine vision, visual psychophysics, visual neuroscience and other related fields