Media Type: eBook, eBook + Print, Print
Section 1 of the Academy's Basic and Clinical Science Course™ (BCSC®) provides thorough information on the general areas of medicine. This section covers endocrine disorders, cerebrovascular disease, infectious diseases, cancer, behavioral and neurologic disorders, and geriatrics.
This revised BCSC volume includes chapters on research to improve clinical practice, perioperative management in ocular surgery and management of medical emergencies that the ophthalmologist might encounter.
To address an important and timely issue within the BCSC, this major revision begins with a Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) chapter. This chapter covers the topic and categories of SDOH, as well as the impact of SDOH on patient wellness. This book has a new subsection on COVID-19 and a new table on ocular side effects of biologics and targeted drugs. In addition, new Ophthalmic Considerations elements cover various ophthalmic topics, include tables and references, to help deepen the understanding of the concepts presented in this section.
Section 1 covers the latest recommendations for treating hypertension and hypercholesterolemia and includes four videos (sample), two of which demonstrate responses to in-office emergency situations. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos.
Upon completion of Section 1, readers should be able to:
Section chair: Herbert J. Ingraham, MD
Print: 392 pages
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Print ISBN: 978-1-68104-613-6
eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-639-6
Print & eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-626-6
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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Purchasers may download purchased eBooks on up to five personal devices. eBook purchasers can access the content for the life of the product. Typically, this is five years from the last date of sale, except in instances where the content is specific to a particular year or if the purchase was for a subscription of a given length.