In the busy, demanding profession of ophthalmology, it is important to have access to up-to-date, reliable information at all times. With the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s eBook app, you get convenient access to essential Academy textbooks from your iPad or iPhone. Download this free app to:
• Access your purchased eBooks online, or download them for offline use
• Search and browse across all AAO eBook titles
• Customize your learning with easy highlighting, note-taking and bookmarking
• Quickly find relevant images and videos
• Participate in activities that provide opportunities for earning continued medical education (CME) credits (select titles only, see individual publications for more information)
Academy publications are written and reviewed by expert ophthalmologists and are designed to help you improve patient outcomes and practice efficiency. Academy eBooks must be purchased from the Academy before they can be accessed via the app. First, download this app to your device, then visit AAO Store to make your purchase. Return to the Academy eBook app anytime you want to read your eBooks.
About the Academy:
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons — Eye M.D.s — with more than 32,000 members worldwide. Eye health care is provided by the three "O's" – ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians. It is the ophthalmologist who has the education and training to treat it all: eye diseases, infections and injuries, and perform eye surgery. Ophthalmologists provide comprehensive eye care, ranging from optical to medical to surgical.
The mission of the Academy is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care.
Academy members are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for every individual they treat by helping each to see his or her best and by protecting their patients' vision and eye health throughout life. Academy members are committed to responding compassionately to their patients' individual needs and to advancing the highest standards of comprehensive eye care.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

What’s New

Version 6.0

- Various bug fixes and performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

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mcr00 ,

Poor functionality

This most recent update makes the app nearly unusable. Basic functionality like page turning, highlighting, and changing text size no longer work as they should. Considering that the BCSC is central to resident education and carries with it >$1000 price tag I hope this will be corrected immediately. Revert to an older version of necessary. Also, even before this update the highlighter functionality was poor. We should be able to turn on and leave on a highlighter tool such that every time that we drag our finger on the screen the desired text is highlighted... you know, the same functionality that every single touch screen pdf reader has. This app is embarrassing. Please fix it.

Frisbeedoggy ,

Another Format?

First I bought a BCSC text on Apples iBook format. Then I found that I could not buy any more books on that format, I had to buy online versions. Now there is this new format, and I cannot access my other books on this one. Following this trend, I should expect to have a new format every year, with books spread across many applications. AAO could not assure me that this was the last format they were going to come out with. Not cool.

mkswx ,


I have been using this App for 5 years and it’s difficult to believe that each update seems to make this app worse. This has a HUGE price tag and the app constantly crashes, freezes, and even deletes text.


American Academy of Ophthalmology, Inc.
65.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Italian

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