Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 09: Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation

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Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 09: Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation

Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 09: Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation

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Section 9 of the Academy's Basic and Clinical Science Course™ (BCSC®) discusses basic immunologic concepts, immunization and adaptive immunity, ocular immune responses and special topics in ocular immunology. The book covers various forms of uveitis and diagnostic considerations, as well as therapies for and complications of uveitis. Other topics discussed in Section 9 include scleritis, ocular involvement in HIV infection/AIDS, endophthalmitis and masquerade syndromes.

Section 9 of the BCSC includes a new subsection on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 (added to the chapter “Infectious Uveitis: Nonbacterial Causes”), a new table summarizing selected immunomodulatory medications used to treat noninfectious uveitis, and a new appendix (“Antimicrobial Agents for Intraocular Injection”).

Clinical Pearl boxes appear throughout the book, presenting information that can be quickly applied to clinical practice. Other sidebars emphasize key information. The book contains numerous new photos. Increase your understanding with seven videos (sample) and one interactive activity. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos.

Upon completion of Section 9, readers should be able to:

  • Describe the immunologic and infectious mechanisms involved in the development of and complications from uveitis and related conditions, including AIDS
  • Identify general and specific pathophysiologic processes in acute and chronic ocular inflammation that affect the structure and function of the uvea, lens, vitreous, retina, and other adjacent tissues
  • Distinguish infectious from noninfectious uveitic entities
  • State appropriate differential diagnoses for ocular inflammatory disorders and identify systemic associations or implications

Section chair: Wendy M. Smith, MD

Print: 424 pages

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Print ISBN: 978-1-68104-621-1
eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-647-1
Print & eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-634-1

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.

Ech 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 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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