Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 05: Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 05: Neuro-Ophthalmology

Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 05: Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Section 5 of the Academy's Basic and Clinical Science Course™ (BCSC®) provides a symptom-driven approach to the diagnosis and treatment of major neuro-ophthalmic conditions. Accordingly, the emphasis is on the examination of the patient, both basic and extended, and the appropriate use of adjunctive studies to determine the status of the patient’s visual system as a whole.

BCSC Section 5 includes a chapter on imaging in neuro-ophthalmology, which contains pages devoted to interpreting optical coherence tomography results (OCT), a chapter on functional neurological symptoms (conversion) and related disorders and includes an overview of the most recent diagnostic categorization of these disorders.

An overview of the anatomy of visual pathways is accompanied by numerous illustrations. Increase your understanding with 45 videos (sample), including an animation demonstrating visual snow and activities on orbital anatomy and the visual pathways. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos, activities and animations.

Upon completion of Section 5, readers should be able to:

  • Explain a symptom-driven approach to the assessment of patients with common neuro-ophthalmic clinical manifestations and state an appropriate differential diagnosis
  • Describe a plan for the immediate management of patients with neuro-ophthalmic emergencies
  • Describe eye movement disorders and their anatomical relationship to the ocular motor system
  • Explain functional neurological symptom (conversion) disorder, factitious disorder, malingering, and list the various clinical tests that are used to evaluate functional vision loss
  • Describe the neuro-ophthalmic effects of the most common neurologic and systemic disorders affecting the visual and ocular motor systems

Section chair: M. Tariq Bhatti, MD
Last Major Revision: 2021-2022

Print: 512 pages

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Print ISBN: 978-1-68104-617-4
eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-643-3
Print & eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-630-3

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 information, concise text, 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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