Created under the auspices of the UK National Health Service, this site is divided into five specialist areas, covering glaucoma, cataract, vitreoretinal, paediatric and primary care. In addition to up-to-the-minute information resources, you will also find online discussion boards in each of these topics.
The Ophthalmic Research Network provides a good overview of ongoing research in all areas of ophthalmology, from the most basic laboratory research to current clinical trials.
The website of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London , provides a wide range of information resources, including access to the online “Focus” magazine, a forum for the discussion of many specialised topics, such as management of thyroid disease, acute demyelinating optic neuropathy, and optic disc imaging. The site also provides information on the group's annual congress, which has a day-long programme for ophthalmic nurses.
The Overseas Nurses Network provides information on a range of issues including unions, employment rights, contracts of employment and employment law affecting overseas workers, a topic especially relevant in the European Union today. The site also offers a newsletter that provides some interesting insights into the problems faced by overseas nurses.
The Brussels-based Standing Committee of Nurses of the European Union is a resource for nurses working overseas.
The website of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses provides an insight into ophthalmic nursing in the USA . The site offers access to a variety of education articles on a range of topics.
This site provides information on the activities of Project Orbis, and how to participate. While the charitable activities of Project Orbis are well known, its medical education outreach programmes receive less attention. The organisation is especially interested in telemedicine, leveraging the internet to provide continuing medical education worldwide. One component of this is the ‘ophthalmology minutes' – a quick update on many aspects of ophthalmology practice. Recently, a specialised ophthalmology nursing minute has been added by the developers.
Ophtho Linx provides a digest of journal abstracts from a range of leading medical journals and also provides an email alert service that updates you on any categories that you are interested in.
A link to more than 60 ophthalmology journals.
Although not specific to ophthalmology, this website gives access to a good overview of what is happening on a broader scale in the nursing profession.