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visualFields easy is an app for iPad designed to perform a fast screening test of the visual fields (peripheral vision).  Visual field loss can be found in diseases such as glaucoma, stroke, multiple sclerosis and diseases of the retina. This App uses the supra-threshold method of visual fields testing to detect gross abnormalities in the visual field. The app was developed by Dr George Kong, a Glaucoma Fellow at the Eye and Ear, supported by an AMP Tomorrow Fund grant.

eyeTests easy is one of the most comprehensive free vision test Apps on AppStore. It includes easy to use eye charts, macular test, colour test, astigmatic test, forced preferential test and near vision reading test.  Also available in Chinese language. Available for iPad, iPhone/iPod touch and Android smartphones. The app was developed by Dr George Kong, a Glaucoma Fellow at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

GONE: Optic disc examination remains the primary and the most important skill in early detection of glaucoma, and the GONE (Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy Evaluation) project  helps users understand any deficiencies in their skills of optic nerve examination and aims to improve them with practice. It includes interactive material in diagnostic teaching and testing, and can be used by optometrists, orthoptists and junior ophthalmology trainees to improve optic nerve examination. The tool was developed by Dr George Kong, Dr Evelyn O'Neill, Dr Lani Gurria, Dr Michael Coote, Prof. Jonathan Crowston.

Deyeagnose is a free online diagnostic tool for medical practitioners who encounter ophthalmic emergencies.
The CoDEx (Computerised Diagnostic Expertise) tool was developed by Dr Ehud Zamir, a practicing ophthalmologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, after extensive testing at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. This testing has proved that CoDEx provides a correct diagnosis, or a narrow differential diagnosis in over 85 percent of cases. CoDEx uses information obtained mostly from guided history taking and symptoms. It weighs the answers to reach a differential diagnosis and presents it in the order of likelihood. It is generously illustrated with photographs equivalent to what is seen by an examiner without magnification equipment. CoDEx also offers an array of concise monographs with practical information about each of the 40 diagnoses covered, including symptoms, signs, urgency of referral and treatment. The user can choose to receive an emailed summary of the case and to provide feedback to improve the tool’s functionality.