Includes eight original videos demonstrating refractive surgical techniques, including the FDA-approved SMILE procedure. Covers the science of refractive surgery, accommodative and nonaccommodative treatment of presbyopia and patient evaluation. Examines specific procedures in refractive surgery and their potential complications, and refractive surgery in ocular and systemic disease. Includes information on lens implants used in the United States and other countries. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos.
Upon completion of Section 13, readers should be able to:
- Identify the general types of lasers used in refractive surgeries
- Explain the steps—including medical and social history, ocular examination and ancillary testing—in evaluating whether a patient is an appropriate candidate for refractive surgery
- For incisional keratorefractive surgery, describe the history, patient selection, surgical techniques, outcomes, and complications
- Explain recent developments in the application of wavefront technology to surface ablation and LASIK
- Describe the different types of IOLs used for refractive correction
Last major revision: 2017-2018
Section chair: M. Bowes Hamill, MD
Print: 254 pages
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The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Medical Association requires that all learners participating in activities involving enduring materials complete a formal assessment before claiming CME credit. To assess your achievement in this activity and ensure that a specified level of knowledge has been reached, a posttest for this section of the Basic and Clinical Science Course is provided. A minimum score of 80% must be obtained to pass the test and claim CME credit. Visit CME Central for more information.
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.
Print ISBN: 978-1-68104-039-4
eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-066-0
Print & eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-053-0