Image collections

We have a growing collection of photos for members to use - and are happy to provide advice and support on sourcing and utilising appropriate images.

Share options

If you are looking for images for your lecture, presentation or report, we may be able to help.  We've built up a varied collection of photos available in a range of formats. 

CD ROMS and slides

Practical viewing of the optic disc, by Kathleen B. Digre. 2003.
Includes videos
Subjects: Optic disc abnormalities, optic disc examination

Medical retina, by N.H.V. Chong. 1999.
Subjects: retinal diseases

Clinical diagnosis in ophthalmology, by Jack J. Kanski. 2006.
Subjects: ocular diseases

Clinical ophthalmology: slide/audio set, by Jack J. Kanski. 1992.

Many of the slides are from the revised 2nd ed. of his book. Accompanying booklets and cassettes provide a description and commentary on each slide, elucidating key points of diagnosis and management. Each volume contains 100 slides.  

Slide atlas of ophthalmology, by David J. Spalton. 1984.
Accompanying booklets provide a description and commentary on each slide.

Contact the library team for further information: 020 7839 6000  or email library@college-optometrists.org.

Online image databases

Photos, images and videos. National Eye Institute.
A searchable and browsable database of images and videos created by the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health.
Subjects: all ophthalmology

Digital atlas of ophthalmology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary specialists.
A searchable database of images drawn from the vast clinical experience of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary specialists and their colleagues around the world.
Subjects: all ophthalmology

Atlas of ophthalmology. Online Journal of Ophthalmology.
A searchable database of images edited by specialists in the field.
Subjects: all ophthalmology

EyeRounds online atlas of ophthalmology. University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
A searchable and browsable database of images contributed by physicians and other universities.
Subjects: ocular diseases and conditions

Webvision: the organisation of the retina and visual system. Kolb, Helga et al
Images from this online textbook may be used for non-commercial, academic purposes under a Creative Commons licence. See their FAQ section for further information. 

Tips for copying images

  • Right-click your mouse on the selected image, and select 'Save image as'.
  • Remember to abide by the copyright requirements as stated by the image provider. Often this involves simply acknowledging your source and not using the images for commercial/promotional purposes, but on some occasions, permission must be sought. 
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