What is this course?

Following on from the success of our live Duke Elder Series, as per popular demand, we have converted the content of this course into an online version, which you can complete in your own pace at home. Once you sign up, you will have full access to the course contents - handy if you are considering taking the Duke Elder exam multiple times.

Lifetime access

Once you purchase the course, you will have lifetime access to all the materials and resources included. This means that you can refer back to the course and revisit the content at any time, ideal if you are planning to take the Duke Elder more than once or for future ophthalmology revision. 

In addition to providing ongoing access, we are committed to constantly updating and adding to the course. This means that you can expect to see new videos, quizzes and other materials being added on a regular basis, ensuring that you have access to the most current and relevant information available. 

For example, we are rolling out Optics over the coming month, so even if you purchase the course now, you will automatically get access to the new videos and resources that will be added soon. 

Duke Elder made easy

We know that preparing for the Duke Elder examination can be overwhelming, with a vast amount of material to cover and a wide range of topics to master. That is why we have designed our course to make the learning process as straightforward and accessible as possible.

One of the ways we do this is through the use of easy-to-understand video lectures. Our experienced instructors have a talent for breaking down complex concepts and presenting them in a way that is clear and easy to follow. Our instructors have taken the Duke Elder exam themselves and have scored highly, so you will learn about the best exam techniques to master the exam.  

Whether you are a visual learner or just prefer to watch a lecture rather than read through pages of notes, you will find our video lectures to be an invaluable resource.

In addition to the video lectures, our course also includes a variety of other materials to help you master the content covered on the Duke Elder exam. You will have access to practice questions, interactive quizzes, and a supportive community of fellow students and instructors to help you along the way.

We are confident that with our comprehensive course materials and approachable teaching style, you will have all the tools you need to score very highly on the Duke Elder exam. If you're serious about a career in ophthalmology, join us and take the first step towards your career in ophthalmology!

Course curriculum

    1. 1.1 The Orbit

    2. 1.2 Dimensions

    3. 1.3 The extraocular muscles

    4. 1.4 The cornea

    5. 1.5 The lacrimal system

    6. Quiz

    1. 2.1 The lens

    2. 2.2 Cataracts

    3. 2.3 Cataract surgery

    4. 2.4 Keratitis

    5. 2.5 Keratoconus

    6. Quiz

    1. 3.1 Pathophysiology of Glaucoma

    2. 3.2 Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

    3. 3.3 Ocular Hypertension and Normal Tension Glaucoma

    4. 3.4 Acute Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma

    5. 3.5 Secondary Open Angle Glaucoma

    6. Quiz

    1. 4.1 Diabetic retinopathy

    2. 4.2 Retinal artery occlusion

    3. 4.3 Retinal vein occlusion

    4. 4.4 Age related macular degeneration

    5. 4.5 Retinal tears and detachment

    6. Quiz

    1. 5.1 Nasolacrimal duct obstruction

    2. 5.2 Retinoblastoma

    3. 5.3 Sturge-Weber syndrome

    4. 5.4 Non-paralytic squint

    5. 5.5 Paralytic squint

    6. Quiz

    1. 7.1 Eyelash disorders

    2. 7.2 Eyelid disorders

    3. 7.3 Eyelid position

    4. 7.4 Conjunctival disease

    5. 7.5 Scleritis

    6. Quiz

About this course

  • £39.00
  • 48 lessons
  • Lifetime access

Learn exam techniques specifically for the Duke Elder exam

We are confident that our course will be an invaluable resource for anyone preparing for the Duke Elder examination. Not only will it provide you with a thorough understanding of the material covered on the exam, but it will also give you the opportunity to gain points for your portfolio. Our course is taught by students who have excelled on the Duke Elder exam and have a track record of scoring highly. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share and are committed to helping you succeed. In addition to the core course materials, you will also have access to a community of fellow students and experienced instructors who are dedicated to supporting you in your studies. Whether you have questions about the course content or simply need some encouragement along the way, we are here to help. We are confident that with our comprehensive course and supportive community, you will have all the tools you need to succeed on the Duke Elder exam.


  • How is the course structured?

    The course is split into nine topics, reflecting the topics that are tested in the Duke Elder exam. Each topic will contain multiple sub-topics, with videos explaining the sub-topic in detail. Each sub-topic will contain SBA questions designed to reflect the format and difficulty of the Duke Elder exam. These SBA questions are made by students who have sat the Duke Elder previously and scored highly, so you can rest-assured that the format of the questions will cover high-yield concepts commonly tested in the exam.

  • Do I have to watch all the videos?

    You have ultimate flexibility as to how you complete the course - you can skip videos you already feel comfortable in, rewatch videos you don't quite understand fully (which I'm sure you'll be doing for optics!), adjust the playback speed to whizz through the topics if you're running out of revision time!, skip the SBAs, answer them again multiple times, etc.

  • Will I get lifetime updates for free?

    All of this and you have access to the course forever once you purchase it once. Handy if you are only taking the Duke Elder as a trial run this time round. If you purchase now, you will have free lifetime updates - so as we edit the course to keep it up to date, you will have access to the new content and new videos automatically.

  • Do I have to complete the quiz at the end of each chapter?

    No, it's not compulsory. If you already feel like you are confident in the topic, you can skip ahead to wherever you like. However, these questions are designed in such a way so as to reflect the style of the Duke Elder exam, so it would benefit you to give them a go to consolidate your learning and for exam practice.

Sample video from the course

Here is a preview of one of the videos from the course, so you know what to expect when purchasing the course. The videos are short, engaging and feature high quality illustrations to help explain difficult topics in an easy-to-understand format. 

Benefits of enrolling in the course

  • Difficult Duke Elder concepts explained in easy-to-understand video formats.

  • Consolidate your learning with Duke Elder style SBA questions.

  • Certificate of completion for your portfolio.

  • One time payment for unlimited access to the course with free future updates.

  • SBAs designed to reflect the format and style of the Duke Elder course.

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