Keep your ophthalmic knowledge current with the Academy's 2013–2014 Basic and Clinical Science Course
(BCSC). The BCSC is ophthalmology’s most extensive compilation of scientific research and clinical experience, and is continually updated by a faculty of more than 80 expert ophthalmologists. Each of the 13 sections includes up-to-date clinical knowledge, concise information and tables, self-assessment questions with answers, photos and illustrations, and opportunities for earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Beginning with the 2013–2014 edition, the Academy and the European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO) have partnered to make the BCSC the standard text for all European ophthalmology training programs. The EBO now recommends the BCSC as the primary educational resource for European trainees and ophthalmologists studying for the annual EBO Diploma Exam. This partnership allows the EBO to contribute to the ongoing development of the BCSC so it serves the needs of trainees and practicing ophthalmologists in both Europe and the U.S.
The BCSC includes:
Each BCSC section is available in the print or eBook format.
Print: Purchase BCSC in its classic print format.
eBook: Academy eBooks transform the content of the print BCSC into a convenient, user-friendly digital format. Access the BCSC eBooks from your Apple iPad® or Android™ device with the free Academy eBooks app.
This app allows you to download BCSC eBooks for offline use! Click the "Technical Specs" tab for more information, or click the "eBook Features Guide" icon under "View Samples" above.
You can also access the BCSC eBooks from your computer or other mobile device with an Internet connection. BCSC eBooks include tools for bookmarking, notes, highlighting and search that looks across all 13 sections. (This feature is currently available on PCs and iPads. Coming for Android tablets January 2014.)
After purchase, visit www.aao.org/myonlineproducts and log in with your Academy username and password.
Purchase the BCSC complete set in the following formats:
Purchase BCSC eBooks for Multiple Users
If you need BCSC Complete eBook Sets for more than one person, get the best value by purchasing multiple licenses. Generous discounts are available (10 to 40 percent off), depending on the number of licenses you purchase.
For more information or to order, email email@example.com or call 866.561.8558 (U.S. only) or +1 415.561.8540, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. Or, click on the icon below “View Samples” to print an order form.
Critical Information For Apple iPad users:
If you are using an older version of the AAO eBooks app, highlights, notes and bookmarks in the app may be lost when you upgrade to iOS7, due to iCloud’s inability to backup this data. (The current version of the eBooks app is backed up by the iCloud.)
To preserve your highlights, notes and bookmarks (ie, personal data), update to the current version of the AAO eBooks app (Version 5,0, released February 19, 2014), before upgrading to iOS7.
After updating the AAO eBooks app, visit each chapter of each eBook that has personal data you would like to keep. Make sure your iPad is connected to WiFi when you do this. After you have visited each chapter, your personal data will be available in the AAO eBooks app and synchronized across other Apple or Android tablet devices you use to access your Academy eBooks.
If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 866.561.8558 (toll free, U.S. only), or +1 415.561.8540, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.