Media Type: eBook, eBook + Print, Print
Section 8 discusses the structure and function of the cornea and external eye and reviews relevant examination techniques.
It covers the latest statistics on indications for corneal transplants from the eye bank Association of America. Plus, discusses infectious and ocular surface diseases; disorders and surgery of the ocular surface; immune-mediated and neoplastic disorders; and congenital anomalies and degenerations. A chapter on the diagnosis and management of corneal dystrophies reflects the IC3D classification of the dystrophies according to a template consisting of clinical, pathologic, and genetic information. Toxic and traumatic injuries and corneal transplantation are also reviewed.
Interactive elements throughout the text help to build your knowledge and include an activity on corneal layers and corresponding confocal images; an animation demonstrating the development of the cornea; and a corneal ectasia case study. Eleven original narrated technical videos (sample) demonstrating select surgical techniques, including animations will also aid your understanding. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos and activities.
This section also covers diagnostic imaging technologies, endothelial replacement surgery updates and best practices for sebaceous cell carcinoma early recognition and treatment.
Upon completion of Section 8, readers should be able to:
Section chair: Robert S. Feder, MD
Last Major Revision: 2021-2022
Print: 564 pages
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Print ISBN: 978-1-68104-548-1
eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-574-0
Print & eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-561-0
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.
Each of the 13 volumes includes up-to-date clinical knowledge, concise information, 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.
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.
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