Educational Resources



The AAO has partnered with AAPOS and the AAP SOOp to develop an eye wiki. EyeWiki is a resource for ophthalmologists and, as with any true wiki, may be edited by any ophthalmologist with the proper credentials. The pediatrics section currently has 12 topics with an additional 4 in development for the coming weeks. 

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It is hoped that this resource can become a standard for quick or detailed reference for generations of ophthalmologists.

What's a Wiki?

A wiki (/?w?ki/ WIK-ee) is a website that allows the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor. Wikis are typically powered by wiki software and are often used to create collaborative wiki websites, to power community websites, for personal note taking, in corporate intranets, and in knowledge management systems.

Wikis may exist to serve a specific purpose, and in such cases, users use their editorial rights to remove material that is considered "off topic." Such is the case of the collaborative Eye Wiki.

Ward Cunningham, the developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work." "Wiki" (pronounced [?witi] or [?viti]) is a Hawaiian word for "fast". "Wiki" has been backronymed by some to "What I Know Is".