American Academy of Ophthalmology Joins Figure 1

The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, is now sharing educational medical cases on Figure 1.

By joining Figure 1, the world’s leading platform for case-based knowledge sharing and collaboration, the American Academy of Ophthalmology will broaden the understanding of ophthalmic topics every primary care physician, emergency medicine physician, and medical student should know. 

“We’re thrilled to join the Figure 1 community and to share the expertise of our many members,” said Dr. Daniel Knoch, President of the Directors of Medical Student Education Council with the Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology. “With cross-specialty collaboration, we hope that all healthcare professionals can better understand the role of an ophthalmologist in patient care to help improve outcomes.”

The addition of the American Academy of Ophthalmology to Figure 1 will build onto the platform’s extensive library of more than 100,000 real-life cases.

“Our community is fascinated by ophthalmology, and having the American Academy of Ophthalmology join Figure 1 offers a fantastic opportunity for connecting and learning. This collaboration also furthers both organizations’ missions to advance healthcare and improve lives,” shared Josh Wildstein, CEO of Figure 1.

You can follow the American Academy of Ophthalmology on Figure 1 at @AmericanAcademyofOphthalmology.

About Figure 1

Figure 1 is the world’s leading platform for medical case-based knowledge sharing and collaboration, and a winner of the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best App in the Experimental & Innovation category. With over 3 million registered members in 190 countries worldwide, the platform allows verified healthcare professionals of all kinds — from physicians and medical students, to nurse practitioners and physician assistants — to safely and securely collaborate on cases to lower costs and improve patient outcomes.

About the American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. Our EyeSmart® program provides the public with the most trusted information about eye health. For more information, visit

Published May 10, 2023

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