November 1, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 19)

URL:
http://bit.ly/1FdZV0m

Rating:
Strong Points: Very large video collection
Weak Points: Some videos don’t include much description

Platform:
iPad/iPhone

Cost:
$1.99

Summary:

Similar to the popular video site YouTube —but not for the squeamish—the Eyetube app provides free access to a large collection of surgical videos for ophthalmologists. (In fact, the app description states that this video collection is the “world’s largest online surgical video archive dedicated to ophthalmologists.”) Within the app there exist different channels that focus on specific aspects or cases such as glaucoma, laser vision correction, and cataract surgery. Users can also choose to browse the most recent videos, or use the search bar to search for a specific item. Beyond simply showcasing surgical videos, the app also includes channels for product demos and professional development. Each video itself is accompanied by a short description, and many of the videos are narrated. Users can email or share specific videos on social media.

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