The Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL) has been one of my favorite educational resources as a resident and still continues to be one that I go back to as part of my general practice. Neuro-ophthalmology cases can sometimes be hiding amongst blurry vision and glaucoma suspect referrals. They somehow always seem to find a way to sneak into my clinics! I do find it helpful to refresh myself on neuro topics from time to time and for me a video is worth 1000 words. NOVEL is an amazing open access, repository of digital materials that may be used for education and research purposes. This is a great place to access images and videos for presentations, review key neuro-ophthalmology concepts and also as a place to submit interesting cases.
Last month I was responsible for organizing an introduction to ophthalmology workshop for a group of med 2 students, and I ended up using several clinical examination videos to help highlight key exam techniques such as the pupillary exam and extra ocular motility testing. One of the other great features is being able to access all the presentations from the Annual North America Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) meetings through the site. I recently came across this nice series of presentations from the 2016 meeting, that reviews OCT use in neuro-ophthalmology.
Reviewing these videos could easily could be made into a Section 2 MOC Personal Learning Project which would give you 2 credits per hour.
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Recommended by Dr. Anu Mishra
Anu Mishra, M.D., MSHPEd, FRCSC
Practice Resource Centre Committee Member