Four Must-Have Apps for Ophthalmologists

These days, there’s an app for everything – and ophthalmology is no exception.

Below, we’ve outlined four excellent smartphone apps for ophthalmologists.

The Eye Handbook

The Eye Handbook (EHB for short) was developed at the University of Missouri Kansas back in 2009. It currently boasts over 600 thousand downloads and 25 thousand active users worldwide, making it one of those most popular ophthalmology apps out there – and for good reason. EHB allows users to connect with eye care professionals across the globe. It also lets users download ophthalmology lectures and videos directly to their smartphone.

The Eye Handbook is free and can be downloaded on both iPhone and Android. An iPad version is also available.

Healio Education Lab

Want an easy way to complete Continuing Medical Education credits? The Healio Education Lab app provides access to online CME educational activities for a wide variety of medical specialties including ophthalmology. Content can be viewed in multiple interactive formats including video, audio, and text-based. Tracking CME credits is another intuitive feature of the app.

Healio Education Lab is free and can be downloaded on the iPhone. A desktop version is also available through the Healio website.


While Notability is not strictly for medical professionals, it can be an excellent tool for keeping track of research, making notes, and marking up PDFs. Users can easily sort through their notes via keyword, as well as record audio. Whether you’re taking notes during a lecture or checking out the latest ophthalmology literature, Notability is an excellent app to have in your pocket.

Notability is $9.99 and can be purchased for iPhone. Desktop and iPad versions are also available.

ICD10 Consult 2018

ICD10 Consult 2018 can let you expedite one of the more tedious tasks of ophthalmology: medical coding. Instead of flipping through a gigantic book, people with the ICD10 Consult 2018 app can simply search for keywords and categories throughout the entire 10CD10-CM resource. This app also provides instant ICD9 to ICD10 conversion, as well as a feature that lets you save favorite codes and browse diagnoses.

ICD10 Consult 2018 is free and can be downloaded on iPhone and Android. An iPad version is also available.

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