Free Ophthalmology Atlases

The is a free online atlas of ophthalmic disorders, in existence since 2002.

The atlas has sections for Anterior Segment, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics, Pathology, Retina and Uveitis. It is case-based but almost all cases lack the history part and only the images are shown, which is the most important feature of an atlas after all.

I found several more free online atlases of ophthalmology and they are listed below:

- EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa

- The Robert Bendheim Digital Atlas of Ophthalmology

- Atlas of Ophthalmology by the International Council of Ophthalmology

- Video: Eye Trauma according to Dr Root and

The EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology by the University of Iowa has the significant advantage of a very relaxed copyright policy for educational use: "The material belongs to the contributing author. The contributing authors allow visitors (including health care professionals who wish to distribute materials to patients) to duplicate portions of this site for personal or educational use without seeking permission from the authors."

Fundoscopy. CETL Learning, Queen Mary University of London.
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  1. There is also an atlas of some sorts at This is out of Australia, and has been around for some time.

  2. Illustrated Dictionary of Ophthalmology

    Regarding Your selections of atlases of ophthalmology


    my name is Philipp Franko Zeitz, I am an ophthalmologist from Düsseldorf, Germany.

    I would like to mention that I started to build up a multilingual glossary of ophthalmology about 18 months ago which by now contains more than 25.000 entries in 12 languages. It contains more than 4700 entries in English and more than 4000 abbreviations and acronyms, all of that purely ophthalmologic. About 6 months ago I started to add pictures. By now I collected more than 850 pictures, which might make it worth mentioning it as an atlas.

    It is available for free at:

    The more people know about it, the more will use it - the more will use it, the more will comment on it and expand it - the more will expand it, the better it gets!

    Kind regards,

    Philipp Franko Zeitz