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 knowledge, concise information, 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.
Section 6 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. Get updated information on clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of esodeviations and exodeviations, pattern strabismus, vertical deviations, nystagmus, and special forms of strabismus.
Part two features major revisions with content updates on pediatric uveitis and includes phenotype-guided case studies. An expanded discussion on childhood ocular trauma with a new chapter dedicated to unique issues in pediatric chronic eye care is included with this update.
This revision includes 66 videos, seven animations demonstrating the Krimsky test, cover-uncover test, alternate cover test, prism alternate cover test, simultaneous prism and cover test and eight activities and case studies. New flowcharts included to help simplify the classification of common forms of horizontal strabismus.
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.
Last major revision: 2021–2022