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Essential resource for current ophthalmic clinical knowledge

2013-2014 Basic and Clinical Science Course Complete Set

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2013-2014 Basic and Clinical Science Course Complete Set

Product Number: 0289003U

Media Type: Print, eBook, eBook + Print

Availability: In stock

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 customer_service@aao.org 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 customer_service@aao.org.

Academy eBooks provide a convenient, user-friendly digital format you can access online or offline!

Please note that Academy eBooks are not recommended for use on smartphones. (See "Technical Specifications" below.)

With Academy eBooks, you can:

  • Get convenient access to Academy eBooks from nearly any computer or tablet.
  • Download eBooks to your tablet for offline use with the free Academy eBooks app. Available on Apple and Android devices. (See details below.)
  • Search and browse to find relevant information and images.
  • Customize your learning with easy highlighting, note-taking and bookmarking. (This feature is currently available on PCs and iPads. Coming for Android tablets January 2014.)
  • Read comfortably by adjusting the settings for zoom, font size and brightness.

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After purchasing your Academy eBook(s), follow these directions to access content:

To access from nearly any computer with an Internet connection:

  • Log in to www.aao.org/myonlineproducts with your Academy username and password.
  • Click on the “2013-2014 Basic and Clinical Science Course” product in the menu.

To access from your Apple iPad®: 

  • Log in to www.aao.org/myonlineproducts with your Academy username and password.
  • Click on the “2013-2014 Basic and Clinical Science Course” product in the menu to activate your access.
  • Download the American Academy of Ophthalmology eBooks app from the App Store. 
  • Log in to the Academy eBook app with your Academy username and password.
  • Tap on the icon of the volume you want to read.
  • Use the app to download a book to read offline.

To access from your Android™ tablet:

  • Log in to www.aao.org/myonlineproducts with your Academy username and password.
  • Click on the “2013-2014 Basic and Clinical Science Course” product in the menu to activate your access.
  • Download the AAO eBooks app from the Google Play Store. 
  • Log in to the Academy eBook app with your Academy username and password.
  • Tap on the icon of the volume you want to read.
  • Use the app to download a book to read offline.

Technical Specifications:

  • For PCs: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8; with Internet Explorer 9 or 10; Firefox; Google Chrome or Safari 5+
  • For Macs: Mac OS X with Safari 5+
  • For Android tablets: Android 4+
  • For Apple iPad: iOS 5.1.1+
  • This product is not recommended for use with smartphones or with tablet operating systems that are not installed by the manufacturer.