Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 06: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

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Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 06: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 06: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

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Section 6 of the Academy's Basic and Clinical Science Course™ (BCSC®) begins with in-depth discussions on the pediatric eye examination. Chapters in part one cover extraocular muscle anatomy, amblyopia, sensory physiology and pathology, and the diagnostic evaluation of strabismus. In addition, this volume covers the diagnosis and treatment of esodeviations and exodeviations, pattern strabismus, vertical deviations, nystagmus and special forms of strabismus.

Part two features content on pediatric uveitis and includes phenotype-guided case studies. A discussion on childhood ocular trauma with a chapter dedicated to unique issues in pediatric chronic eye care is included.

Section 6 of the BCSC has 66 videos (sample), including seven animations demonstrating the Krimsky test, cover-uncover test, alternate cover test, prism and alternate cover test, and simultaneous prism and cover test, in addition to four activities and four case studies. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos, animations, case studies and activities.

Upon completion of Section 6, readers should be able to:

  • Describe evaluation techniques for young children that provide the maximum gain of information with the least trauma and frustration
  • Explain the classification and diagnosis of amblyopia, as well as the treatment options
  • Describe the commonly used diagnostic and measurement tests for strabismus, plus identify and treat pattern and vertical strabismus, as well as special forms of strabismus
  • List the possible complications of strabismus surgery and describe guidelines to minimize them
  • Design an approach to the diagnosis of decreased vision in children and list resources available to these patients

Section chair: Arif O. Khan, MD
Last Major Revision: 2022-2023

Print: 524 pages

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Print ISBN: 978-1-68104-618-1
eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-644-0
Print & eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-631-0

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 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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