In this section you will find the key resources for staff working in Ophthalmology. Find further information in the online library and other specialty pages. Register for an OpenAthens account to make the most of these resources.
Look under evidence resources for research reviews, evidence-based guidelines, validated research articles, and research-based clinical options.
Search literature resources for indexes of published information from journals, conference abstracts, reports, and academic theses. Critically appraise results to exclude poorly conducted trials, reports, and articles to located relevant, valid information.
The ‘NHS Knowledge and Library Hub’ connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place.
Funded by Health Education England, it includes:
- Journals, books and databases
- Clinical decision support resources including NICE Guidelines and BMJ Best Practice
- Resources purchased nationally and locally
- One-click links to full-text, request a copy or contact an NHS library
Your lead librarian is Alison McLaren. You are welcome to contact Luca to discuss evidence searches, e-resources, book stock, and critical appraisal. I attend local faculty group meetings and journal clinics.
All resources require OpenAthens unless otherwise indicated
Anatomy TV – interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips, and slides
BMJ Best Practice – clinical decision support tool, structured around patient consultation, advice on symptom evaluation, tests and treatment approach. Access thousands of clinical topics and 6000+ clinical guides. Create a personal account and download the app. Password free access onsite via the Trust intranet Applications page
BMJ Case Reports – collection of cases to locate information on common and rare conditions
ClinicalKey – provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images, and videos*
- Ophthalmology by Myron Yanoff and Jay Duker. 5th edition, 2018.
- Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology by John F. Salmon. 9th edition, 2020.
- The Ophthalmic Assistant by Harold Stein et al. 10th edition, 2017.
- Cornea by Mark J. Mannis. 4th edition, 2017.
Clinical Knowledge Summaries – summaries of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best evidence
ClinicalSkills – This resource lists more than 160 clinical skills procedures for adults and children, regularly updated and in a user-friendly illustrated format. Please click here to access ClinicalSkills if you are using a computer within Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*
Cochrane Library – reliable evidence on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions and treatments
DynaMed: high quality evidence-based information, user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care
NICE Evidence – free, open access to a range of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information
Royal Marsden Online – The 10th edition of the Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Procedures includes 350+ evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care. There is a short online help tutorial and a comprehensive help section. Please click here to access Royal Marsden Online if you are using a computer within Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*
TRIP PRO – a clinical search engine providing quick and easy access to high quality research evidence. Filter by evidence type, images, data, and much more
UpToDate – this resource includes updated reviews of clinical topics in 27 medical specialties. Please note: drug information in UpToDate is designed for use in the USA, so may differ from UK product licenses and accepted practice. Please click here to access UpToDate if using a computer within Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.* Staff using UpToDate within SASH can register for the app to have access on 2 items of mobile technology.
*not available to all organisations
The ‘NHS Knowledge and Library Hub’ links to journal citations, abstracts and some full-text articles.
These require OpenAthens
- EMBASE: European database of biomedical and pharmacological literautre
- EMCARE: Nursing and allied health literature
- MEDLINE: Clinical, medical, and nursing literature
- CINAHL: Nursing and allied health literature
PubMed – this is an extensive index of medical, biomedical, and nursing resources. Some full-text articles have free access
Anatomy TV – interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips, and slides which can be used for education and training purposes in lectures and presentations (OpenAthens)
ClinicalKey – provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images, and videos* (OpenAthens)
ClinicalSkills: This resource lists more than 160 clinical skills procedures for adults and children, regularly updated and in a user-friendly illustrated format. Please click here to access Clinical Skills if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust* (OpenAthens)
Images in Clinical Medicine – useful resource bank of freely available images, limit by speciality, media type, and date
TRIP PRO – a clinical search engine providing quick and easy access to high quality research evidence. Filter by images and video
UpToDate – this resource includes updated reviews and images of clinical topics in 27 medical specialties. Please click here to access UpToDate if using a computer within Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.* Register on the UpToDate pages to have access to the app
Wellcome Images – this open access resource provides a collection of biomedical images covering the history of medicine, and includes disease, surgery, and general healthcare. Images are freely available to download for personal, academic teaching, or study use
(*not available to all organisations)
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists – An independent professional body representing ophthalmologists in the UK and one of the Medical Royal Colleges
JAMA Ophthalmology Author Interviews – listen to concise interviews with authors from the current issue of JAMA Ophthalmology as they discuss their findings and ideas
Need some help?
Please contact us if you would like to book a training session, request an evidence search, or have a query on using these resources.
You can contact Alison McLaren, the lead librarian for ophthalmology, by emailing her at: firstname.lastname@example.org