Provides a comprehensive discussion of glaucoma, including epidemiology and the social and economic impacts of the disease; hereditary and genetic factors; intraocular pressure and aqueous humor dynamics; and clinical evaluation and surgical therapy. The various classes of medical therapy for glaucoma are described in terms of efficacy, mechanism of action and safety. Contains numerous images illustrating disease entities and surgical techniques.
Upon completion of Section 10, readers should be able to:
- Identify the epidemiologic features of glaucoma, including the social and economic impacts of the disease
- Describe the clinical evaluation of the glaucoma patient, including history and general examination, gonioscopy, optic nerve examination, and visual field
- Describe the clinical features, evaluation, and treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma
- List the various clinical features of and therapeutic approaches for the primary and secondary open-angle glaucomas
For a full list of Section 10 learning objectives, please click on the thumbnail images above.
Recently revised: 2012–2013
Section chair: George A. Cioffi, MD
Print: 254 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.
Print ISBN: 978-1-61525-386-9
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