2021-2022 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 02: Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology

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2021-2022 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 02: Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology

2021-2022 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 02: Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology

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Section 2 provides the essential scientific grounding for current ophthalmic practice.

It also includes an imaging chapter, Ophthalmic Radiology, with figures and tables covering relevant topics, including comparing MRI and CT and ordering imaging studies. Efficiently study with newly added sidebars highlighting key points and take-away information in each chapter.

Discusses ocular anatomy, embryology, biochemistry and metabolism in the eye, and ocular pharmacology. Features genetics information, including an overview of appropriate uses for the latest genetic techniques.

Three clinical videos (sample) and three interactive activities that aid your understanding are included. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos and interactive activities.

Upon completion of Section 2, readers should be able to:

  • Identify the bones making up the orbital walls and the orbital foramina
  • Identify the biochemical composition of the various parts of the eye and the eye’s secretions
  • Demonstrate how appropriate diagnosis and management of genetic diseases can lead to better patient care
  • Describe the features of the eye that facilitate or impede drug delivery
  • Describe the mechanisms of action of antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal medications
  • Discuss the anesthetic agents used in ophthalmology

Section chair: Vikram S. Brar, MD
Last Major Revision: 2019-2020

Print: 546 pages

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Print ISBN: 978-1-68104-440-8
eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-466-8
Print & eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-453-8

About the BCSC
The Academy's Basic and Clinical Science Course™ is ophthalmology’s definitive source of clinical information. Practicing ophthalmologists and residents worldwide use the BCSC® to ensure the highest-quality patient care. Lean on the 100+ ophthalmologists who target the most beneficial clinical updates for this key ophthalmic reference each year.

Each of the 13 volumes 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 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.

CME Information
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 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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