Interactive Case Consultation in Ophthalmology

Case Consultation


Nothing trains your diagnostic skills better than a carefully selected tricky case study together with a discussion on a high level.

In this forum we would like to present tough cases from everyday life that might be difficult in the differential diagnosis - tell us what You think and see what others would have thought and done!



With participants and opinions from countries as different as Latvia, Uruguay, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Germany and India, from students to head physicians, this section reflects the desired plurality!



In contrast to other case reports that You might know, we want to present expert-level cases that do not have a clear and proper solution. We do this because we believe that a case report with just one specific solution will only add more encyclopedic knowledge to Your repertoire, while an open-ended case report with a discussion will train Your methods.

Therefore each case highlights one specific problem that is expressed in the introduction.

Don´t be afraid to send Your opinion even if You do not know the "right" answer:

These cases are meant to be tough and there is no "right answer"!

Therefore we can not offer You the satisfying feeling of solving a puzzle correctly, but something more valuable: You will train Your skills by developing a proper method for "how to proceed" and You will help others to train their skills by giving them your different perspective.

So we want to invite You to participate - You may also stay anonymous, if You wish so. Please send Your opinion and explanations about how You would go on. We will publish it in the "Opinions"-section of each case.

If You have an interesting (and well illustrated) case that You would like to present here, please feel free to send it to us!

We have "open" and "hidden" cases: In an "open" case, You will be able to see others´ opinions without participating Yourself. In a "hidden" case, You have to send Your opinion first before You will be able to see what others think.


Case 1 vitreoretinal, vascular, optic nerve

("Hidden" case - opinion section available after participation)


Case 2 vitreoretinal, vascular

 ("Hidden" case - opinion section available after participation)

Case 3 cornea, herpetic disease, surface disorders

("Open" case - opinion section available for anyone)


Case 4  vitreoretinal, macula

  ("Hidden" case - opinion section available after participation)

Case 5 cornea, photo quiz

("Open" case - opinion section available for anyone)