FRCOphth Part 1 Study Notes

Welcome to the FRCOphth Part 1 Study Notes from Eye Notes! These chapters cover all the clinical science you will need to prepare for the FRCOphth Part 1 exam.

What's Included?

These notes represent several years of work in seeking out high-yield topics and distilling the curriculum down into easily readable chapters.

We’ve highlighted key concepts and clinical correlates to show how the basic science translates into clinical practice. They will appear in coloured boxes throughout the notes.

Hot Topic

Common exam topics that you should make a note to remember.

Clinical Correlate

Highlights information that has relevance to clinical practice.


Notes are used to highlight other key points or add a reminder of information seen elsewhere

Our notes are divided into categories to make them easy to navigate. You can type the topic you want to study in the search bar to get you straight where you need to be.

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