Believe it or not, here’s an online resource for learning about ophthalmology and eye disease that’s not only informative, but even, dare I say, fun! Dr. Timothy Root has created a series of short videos and podcasts with amusing illustrations and cartoons, available for viewing on your computer or mobile device for free. They were made as teaching tools for ophthalmology students, but they are so clear and concise, I think anyone with an interest in the eyes or vision would easily understand and enjoy them. His talk on cataracts and treatment is especially recommended.Find the videos on, which also features free chapters from Roots’s equally accessible OphthoBook, described as “The funniest, cartooniest book about eye diseases ever written ever!”