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 11 reviews the anatomy, physiology, embryology and pathology of the lens. Covers the epidemiology, evaluation and management of cataracts and gives an overview of lens and cataract surgery, including special situations. Walks the reader through making an appropriate differential diagnosis and designing a management plan for intraoperative and postoperative complications of cataract surgery.
Includes key takeaways highlighted at the beginning every chapter, 30 detailed illustrations and two animations on embryology and biochemistry and physiology.
Contains 13 technical videos (sample) to increase your understanding.
Upon completion of Section 11, readers should be able to:
• Describe the normal anatomy, embryologic development, physiology, and biochemistry of the crystalline lens.
• Identify congenital anomalies of the lens.
• Describe the association of cataracts with aging, trauma, medications, and systemic and ocular diseases.
• Describe the evaluation and management of patients with cataract and other lens abnormalities.
• State the principles of cataract surgery techniques and associated surgical technology.
• Describe an appropriate differential diagnosis and management plan for intraoperative and postoperative complications of cataract surgery treatment plans.
Last Major Revision: 2020-2021