Section 12 now includes 15 technical videos and 9 interactive figures, new tables covering diabetic retinopathy and inherited retinal dystrophies along with an added chapter covering myopia and pathologic myopia. An overview of the structure and function of the retina and its relationship to the pigment epithelium, choroid and vitreous is provided. This section describes the major vitreoretinal disorders and appropriate diagnostic methods and treatment principles.
Includes the management of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and venous occlusive disease chapter covering retinovascular disease associated with cardiovascular disease. An emphasis on imaging is demonstrated in this text with more than 175 images and ten surgical videos to illustrate common vitreoretinal procedures. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos.
Separate chapters are devoted to age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity, including the latest imaging techniques and choroidal detail. Selected therapeutic topics include laser therapy and vitreoretinal surgery.
Upon completion of Section 12, readers should be able to:
- Select appropriate methods of examination and ancillary studies for the diagnosis of vitreoretinal disorders
- Describe the principles of medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal disorders
- Incorporate data from major prospective clinical trials in the management of selected vitreoretinal disorders
Major revision: 2018-2019
Section chair: Colin A. McCannel, MD
Print: 468 pages
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About the BCSC
The Academy's Basic and Clinical Science Course™ (BCSC®) is ophthalmology’s definitive compilation of scientific research and clinical experience. It is continually updated by a faculty of more than 100 expert ophthalmologists. Each of the 13 volumes includes fundamental clinical knowledge; numerous tables, photos and illustrations; self-assessment questions with answers; and opportunities for earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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.
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