Covers systemic medical conditions most likely to affect ophthalmic patients, such as infectious, metabolic, neurologic and cardiovascular diseases; cancer; and rheumatic and endocrine disorders. Includes a discussion of preventive medicine and medical emergencies, as well as geriatrics and statistics. Ophthalmic considerations are highlighted throughout. Contains numerous updated references and tables listing the names, indications and side effects of antibiotic, antihypertensive and anticancer drugs.
Upon completion of Section 1, readers should be able to:
- Describe the ophthalmic manifestations of major systemic diseases
- Summarize the major disease processes affecting most of the adult population, and briefly explain how preventive measures may reduce the morbidity and mortality they cause
- List some of the factors associated with a patient’s compliance or noncompliance with medical regimens
For a full list of Section 1 learning objectives, please click on the thumbnail images above.
Last major revision: 2010–2011
Reviewed for currency: 2012
Section chair: Eric P. Purdy, MD
Print: 408 pages.
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About the BCSC
The Academy's Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) is ophthalmology’s most extensive compilation of scientific research and clinical experience. It is continually updated by a faculty of more than 80 expert ophthalmologists. Each of the 13 sections includes fundamental clinical knowledge; numerous tables, photos and illustration; self-assessment questions with answers; 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.
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