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Here you will find carefully curated high-yield topics, broken down into individual articles for focused study.

At the end of each article, there's a knowledge test designed to reinforce your learning and apply what you've learned. While these tests are crafted to complement your studies, they're also a great way to measure your understanding and progress.

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Revision Plan for the FRCOphth Part 1

Your approach to the exam is massively dependent on your previous experience. If you are starting from absolutely zero or it has been a while since you have studied basic science we recommend you start with anatomy.

It is important to have an understanding of the basic structures and layers of the eye before moving on to learn how they work or develop.

Once you have a solid grounding in the anatomy it may be a good idea to briefly move onto embryology to appreciate the origins of the structures but leave the main memorisation of this topic until closer to the exam.

It can be helpful to take breaks from anatomy and look at physiology as hopefully you will feel you have studied large portions of this section in medical school and the knowledge is somewhere in the depths of your memory rather than overwhelming yourself with new material.

Once you feel comfortable with anatomy and physiology, optics is a good next target. For many candidates this is all brand new information and is often a feared topic. It is a good idea to budget around 1 month of time to grapple with optics.

In the weeks leading up to the exam, it is a good time to focus on miscellaneous topics and embryology. These are the topics which you often need to rote memorise and can seem unrelated to other areas.

Using Exam-Style Question Banks

Alongside the use of our FRCOphth Part 1 revision notes, it is a good idea to use exam style question banks. This will help you get used to the exam conditions, benchmark your progress and will help you feel more confident.

Some exam banks we recommend include...

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