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. Lean on the 100+ ophthalmologists who target the most beneficial clinical updates for this key ophthalmic reference each year.
Section 2 provides the essential scientific grounding for current ophthalmic practice.
It also includes an imaging chapter, Ophthalmic Radiology, with figures and tables covering relevant topics, including comparing MRI and CT and ordering imaging studies. Efficiently study with newly added sidebars highlighting key points and take-away information in each chapter.
Discusses ocular anatomy, embryology, biochemistry and metabolism in the eye, and ocular pharmacology. Features genetics information, including an overview of appropriate uses for the latest genetic techniques.
Three clinical videos and three interactive activities that aid your understanding are included. Print users have access to the videos and interactive activities.
Upon completion of Section 2, readers should be able to:
• Identify the bones making up the orbital walls and the orbital foramina.
• Identify the biochemical composition of the various parts of the eye and the eye's secretions.
• Demonstrate how appropriate diagnosis and management of genetic diseases can lead to better patient care.
• Describe the features of the eye that facilitate or impede drug delivery.
• Describe the mechanisms of action of antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal medications.
• Discuss the anesthetic agents used in ophthalmology.