Education Materials

Educational Resources for students on an Ophthalmology Rotation

The following website and text resources are recommended by the leadership team of the Ophthalmology Student Interest Group:


Books recommended by medical students:

  • "Vaughan & Asbury's General Ophthalmology" (nice basic reference book for the 3rd year ophthalmology elective)
  • "Blueprints: ophthalmology" (helpful pocket reference when on an ophthalmology rotation, but not a must)
  • "Ophthalmology Secrets" (can be a helpful resource while on an ophthalmology rotation, but probably more useful as a quick reference/review book when you're a Resident)
  • "Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Illustrated Manual of Ophthalmology" (very nice atlas for the medical student as well as the Resident)
  • "The Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) Series", published by The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) - good reading material which gives you more information than "V&A's General Ophthalmology"... found it helpful for 4th year ophthalmology rotations
  • "Wills Eye Manual", "Kansky's" - other books used by residents that could be useful on the med student elective