Learning Platform: OCTcases.com
OCTcases.com is a free, case-based learning platform created by University of Toronto ophthalmologists and resident physicians to help eye-care professionals and learners hone their skills in interpreting OCT scans. In addition to reviewing ocular anatomy using this imaging modality, the website also provides a systematic approach to tackling different types of OCT including but not limited to macula, retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), ganglion cell complex (GCC), and anterior segment OCT (AS-OCT).
The website also contains a comprehensive atlas of ocular diseases (all cases from University of Toronto) with accompanying cases containing multiple choice questions for you to test your knowledge. If you learn best from case-based learning, this website is for you!
This program has been designed to meet the educational needs of medical students, residents, fellows, and ophthalmologists.
Develop a systematic and organized approach in the interpretation of different OCT imaging modalities (macula, RNFL, GCC, anterior segment)
Identify common ocular diseases using OCT
Recognize the role of OCT in driving clinical decision making in ophthalmology
OCTcases.com was recently accredited for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Section 2 Self-Learning credits through the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS). Physicians can earn two (2) credits per hour spent learning on the website. They can submit the learning acquired as Personal Learning Projects (PLPs).
Austin Pereira, MD, is an ophthalmology resident at the University of Toronto and the co-founder of OCTcases.com.