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National Eye Institute: Photos and Images

National Eye Institute: Photos and Images

Once upon a time, demonstrating the appearance of different diseases and conditions to aspiring members of the various medical professions required an actual human being. While there is still no substitute for learning rounds and first-hand observations, still images, photographs, and videos can be quite effective learning tools in this area. This particular online resource, created by the National Eye Institute, features hundreds of images of different eye diseases and related items. The items here are divided into a number of different sections, including research and education, eye photos and images, and new images. The site is well-suited for educators, as a number of the smaller sections include simulations of various eye diseases, along with a series of in-class exercises. This site will prove useful for anyone studying or teaching ophthalmology or optometry related courses.

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