This section begins with an overview of immune-mediated eye disease, summarizing basic immunologic concepts, ocular immune responses and special topics in ocular immunology. Discusses the clinical approach to uveitis and reviews noninfectious (autoimmune) and infectious forms of uveitis, with an expanded section on viral uveitis and material on infectious and noninfectious scleritis.
Enhanced detection of infectious agents by immunologic and genetic methods and biologic therapeutics are detailed. Also covers endophthalmitis, masquerade syndromes, complications of uveitis and ocular aspects of AIDS.
Includes three fundamental surgical technique videos and one diagnostic video. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos.
Upon completion of Section 9, readers should be able to:
• Identify general and specific pathophysiologic processes that affect the structure and function of the uvea, lens, intraocular cavities, retina, and other tissues in acute and chronic intraocular inflammation
• Differentiate and identify infectious and noninfectious uveitic entities
• Choose appropriate examination techniques and relevant ancillary studies based on whether an infectious or noninfectious cause is suspected
About the BCSC
The Academy's Basic and Clinical Science Course™ (BCSC®) is ophthalmology’s definitive compilation of scientific research and clinical experience. It is continually updated by a faculty of more than 100 expert ophthalmologists. Each of the 13 volumes includes fundamental clinical knowledge; numerous tables, photos and illustrations; self-assessment questions with answers; 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.