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EyeGuru was founded to make the steep learning curve in ophthalmology training just a little easier. Everyone remembers the first year of starting ophthalmology residency as the most challenging, and exciting, time in their careers. Within the span of 12 months, you're transformed into a specialist in the field of extraordinarily small scale, delicacy and subtlety.
EyeGuru was created to re-invent the way ophthalmology trainees learn the field. We provide articles which are designed for rapid learning that are specific to the existing level of knowledge that residents have. You get no more and no less information that exactly what's needed. Our flashcard deck very closely follows the course outline of the Academy of Ophthalmology Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC), so you know that all testable content is well represented.
Here to Pave the Way
EyeGuru makes it easy to learn ophthalmology in an efficient manner. For example, check our essential articles for starting your ophthalmology residency. Take a look at the mastery page, the most efficient way to learn ophthalmic image interpretation.
Meet the founders
Shawn Lin, MD, MBAShawn completed his residency training at the Stein Eye Institute and is now a cornea fellow at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Prior to medical school, he was a nationally recognized high school biology teacher with Teach for America. During this time, he completed a Master’s in Education with a focus on mastery tracking and learning retention. He has launched ventures in both the healthcare device and information spaces, and has a technical background in web platforms and growth. He completed his MD/MBA at Stanford with a focus in healthcare leadership.
Ben Lin, BSBen has over a decade of experience designing and building websites for both businesses and non-profit organizations. He is currently a 4th year medical student at UCLA where he is a David Geffen Medical Scholarship recipient and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He will be starting ophthalmology residency training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in 2020. He is passionate about curriculum development and has organized numerous didactic courses at UCLA with full faculty support. In online education, he prioritizes creating high yield, interactive content. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
David Xu, MDDavid is now a retina fellow at Wills Eye Hospital after completing residency training at the Stein Eye Institute. Always passionate about teaching, he founded and led multiple student organizations related to community health and ophthalmology. He has engaged in grant supported scholarly works in ophthalmic imaging, authored numerous first author publications, consulted for the ophthalmic pharmaceutical industry, and founded several independent ventures in the healthcare arena.
Our other team members
Michelle Miller, MDMichelle is a 3rd year medical student at UCLA, where she is a recipient of the David Geffen Medical Scholarship. Her past experiences assisting with retinal ophthalmology research projects and cataract surgery mission trips have led her to develop a strong interest in the field of ophthalmology, which she hopes to continue to cultivate as part of the EyeGuru team. She completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she studied organic chemistry and was an Academic All-American as a member of the women's basketball team.
Our incredible attendings
Uday Devgan, MD, FACS, FRCSDr. Devgan is passionate about teaching ocular surgery to the next generation of ophthalmologists. He is full Clinical Professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute and Chief of Ophthalmology at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and has been actively involved in resident teaching for nearly two decades. Dr. Devgan is humbled to have been honored with the annual ophthalmology faculty teaching award an unprecedented four times. He continues to mentor former residents after the culmination of their training and is proud to say that he has mentored more than 130 residents over the course of thousands of ocular surgeries. Click to read more...
Dr. Devgan is also in private practice, specializing in cataract and refractive surgery, at Devgan Eye Surgery in Los Angeles and a full partner at Specialty Surgical Center in Beverly Hills. He has been named one of the top key ophthalmology opinion leaders in the USA and he has taught ocular surgery in more than 60 countries. He writes regular columns in multiple ophthalmic journals and his Back to Basics monthly feature about the fundamentals of ophthalmic surgery has been distributed to 80,000 ophthalmologists worldwide for the past dozen years. Dr. Devgan is a leader in ophthalmic consulting and lecturing services for organizations and industry, and has performed live surgery events at many major ophthalmic meetings across the globe. In addition, his charity surgical mission trips have taken him around the globe. Most recently he has started a revolutionary bio-mathematical company, helped develop an innovative truly accommodating lens implant, and authors the cataract surgery teaching site www.CataractCoach.com
Irena Tsui, MDDr. Tsui is a retina specialist at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute who is not only passionate about education, but is an especially prolific researcher with over 90 publications to date. She is especially well known for her work studying retinopathy of prematurity and the impact that Zika virus has had on ocular development in children. She is also pioneering the use of OCT angiography to study high risk pregnancy and premature infants.
N. Venkatesh Prajna, MD, FRCSDr. N. Venkatesh Prajna heads the cornea department and the department of medical education at the Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, India. He is also the academic director of the entire Aravind Eye Care System. Dr. Prajna holds his DNB from National Board and has been awarded an honorary FRCS. He specializes in corneal disorders and is especially interested in infectious keratitis.
Our top contributorsChitaranjan Mishra, MD (Aravind Eye Care System)
Subhathra G.N, MD (Aravind Eye Care System)
Juliet Essilfie, MD (UCLA Stein Eye Institute)