NANOS Illustrated Curriculum (IC)

Posted: 09/28/2022
Category: General News

NANOS Illustrated Curriculum (IC)
Member-Only Version and Stat!Ref License Version

Created by NANOS Committees and Members

The 2020 update to the NANOS neuro-ophthalmology curriculum1 includes revisions to all sections of the curriculum previously written in 2006. The goal of the curriculum is to provide a framework that defines the scope of work expected of a practicing neuro-ophthalmologist. It is expected that this curriculum will provide a framework for development and/or revision of existing curricula for medical students and residents (specifically, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and neurosurgery).

The NANOS Illustrated Curriculum links to learning resources in the NOVEL Collections. In order to share this curriculum with your colleagues, fellows, resident and students, you must license the Teton Data Systems STAT!Ref version. Usually, this is done through your academic health sciences library.

This NANOS product was created by:

Curriculum Committee (Chair: Sachin Kedar)

NOVEL Committee (Chair: Kathleen Digre)

NOVEL Editorial Board (Chair: Tariq Bhatti)

The curriculum is weighted with the following levels:  

  • Basic or Level 1: for students (medical, optometry or neuroscience graduates) and practitioners who want to gain a basic understanding of the visual and nervous system. 
  • Intermediate or Level 2: for trainees who have a basic knowledge of the visual and nervous system. This level would be appropriate for residents or fellows in ophthalmology, neurology, and optometry. Some of the educational content will also be appropriate for trainees in otolaryngology, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and physiatry.
  • Advanced or Level 3: the recommended curricula for fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology. In addition, we suggest this level for practitioners who wish to develop and maintain expertise in neuro-ophthalmology and neuro-otology.

NANOS Illustrated Curriculum (IC) Member-Only Version

The NANOS IC (member login required) is updated quarterly and can be viewed by members only HERE (login is required).

NANOS Products on StatRef!

  1. NANOS Illustrated Curriculum for Neuro-Ophthalmology

Walsh & Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology 6th Ed. (Included with NANOS IC product)

  1. NANOS NOTE: Neuro-Ophthalmology Techniques of Examination for Non-Neuro-Ophthalmologists

Institutional License:
Ask your academic library to add NANOS Illustrated Curriculum and NOTE to their library’s STAT!Ref subscription.

Individual License:
Contact Teton Data Systems:, 800-901-5494

The “What’s New” section in the IC displays the past 6 months of updates, making it easy to find new learning materials.

The topics in the IC are now linked to three ebook titles by NANOS Authors:

  • Eye Movement Disorders in Clinical Practice, 2014, Wray
  • Neuroimaging in Ophthalmology 2/e, 2011, Lee, Policeni, Johnson
  • Neurology of Eye Movements 5/e, 2015, Leigh & Zee
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology and Neuro-Otology: A Case Based Guide for Clinicians and Scientists, 2022, Gold Coming Soon

If your institution subscribes to the NANOS IC and these 3 titles in Stat!Ref, they are all digitally interlinked, making a “one stop shop” for neuro-ophthalmology information.


NOVEL (Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library) is a discipline-specific, open access repository of digital materials (images, video, lectures, articles and animations), to be used for educational and research purposes by health care professionals, educators, patients, and students. NOVEL Neuro-Ophthalmology Curricula can be viewed by members only HERE (login is required).

To visit the NOVEL official website, please
click here.

To view the NOVEL collections, please click here.

Interested in submitting your resources to NOVEL? Please click here to view the NOVEL Submissions Guidelines.

    1. J Neuroophthalmol. 2020 Sep;40(3):e29-e30. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000001033

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Attention future neuro-ophthalmologists! Applications for 2024-25 neuro-ophthalmology fellowship positions will be coordinated through the SF-Match Ophthalmology Fellowship match.