2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC), Section 10: Glaucoma

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Provides a comprehensive discussion of glaucoma, including epidemiology and the social and economic impacts of the disease; hereditary and genetic factors; intraocular pressure and aqueous humor dynamics; and clinical evaluation and surgical therapy. The various classes of medical therapy for glaucoma are described in terms of efficacy, mechanism of action and safety. Contains numerous images illustrating disease entities and surgical techniques.

Upon completion of Section 10, readers should be able to:
* Identify the epidemiologic features of glaucoma, including the social and economic impacts of the disease
* Describe the clinical evaluation of the glaucoma patient, including history and general examination, gonioscopy, optic nerve examination, and visual field
* Describe the clinical features, evaluation, and treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma
List the various clinical features of and therapeutic approaches for the primary and secondary open-angle glaucomas

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC), Section 9: Intraocular Inflammation and Uveitis

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New to this edition is the inclusion of three fundamental surgical technique videos and one diagnostic video (access via QR codes). The revision also uses updated terminology for all diseases that is in line with currently accepted uveitis nomenclature. 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 new 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.

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

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC): Section 8: External Disease and Cornea

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Keep your ophthalmic knowledge current with the Academy’s 2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC). BCSC is the most extensive compilation of ophthalmic scientific research and clinical experience, and it is continually updated by a faculty of more than 80 expert ophthalmologists.

Section 8 discusses the structure and function of the cornea and external eye and reviews relevant examination techniques. Covers infectious and ocular surface diseases, disorders and surgery of the ocular surface; immune-mediated and neoplastic disorders; congenital anomalies and degenerations. A recently updated chapter on the genetics of corneal dystrophies reflects the new IC3D classification. Discusses toxic and traumatic injuries and corneal transplantation.

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC): Section 7: Orbit, Eyelids and Lacrimal System

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Keep your ophthalmic knowledge current with the Academy’s 2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC). BCSC is the most extensive compilation of ophthalmic scientific research and clinical experience, and it is continually updated by a faculty of more than 80 expert ophthalmologists.

Section 7 has been fully revised for the 2015-2016 edition, and details the anatomy of the orbit and adnexa, and emphasizes a practical approach to the evaluation and management of orbital and eyelid disorders, including malpositions and involutional changes. Updates current information on congenital, inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic and traumatic conditions of the orbit and accessory structures. Covers key aspects of orbital, eyelid and facial surgery.

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC): Section 6: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

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Keep your ophthalmic knowledge current with the Academy’s 2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC). BCSC is the most extensive compilation of ophthalmic scientific research and clinical experience, and it is continually updated by a faculty of more than 80 expert ophthalmologists.

Section 6 examines the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of esodeviations and exodeviations, horizontal and vertical deviations, amblyopia and special forms of strabismus. This BCSC section includes video demos through online access to 12 videos covering diagnostic evaluation, procedures for vertical deviations, and surgery of the extraocular muscles.

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC): Section 5: Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Keep your ophthalmic knowledge current with the Academy’s 2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC). BCSC is the most extensive compilation of ophthalmic scientific research and clinical experience, and it is continually updated by a faculty of more than 80 expert ophthalmologists.

Section 5 provides a symptom-driven approach to the diagnosis and treatment of major neuro-ophthalmic conditions. With the focus on the patient, this book emphasizes examination and appropriate adjunctive studies, including a discussion of diagnostic imaging modalities, and leads the reader through the sometimes subtle manifestations of neuro-ophthalmic disease to anatomical localization of lesions and definitive diagnosis. An overview of the anatomy of visual pathways is accompanied by many illustrations.

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC): Section 4: Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors

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Keep your ophthalmic knowledge current with the Academy’s 2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC). BCSC is the most extensive compilation of ophthalmic scientific research and clinical experience, and it is continually updated by a faculty of more than 80 expert ophthalmologists.

Section 4 presents materials in two parts: Part I, Ophthalmic Pathology; and Part II, Intraocular Tumors: Clinical Aspects. Part I uses a hierarchy that moves from general to specific to help derive a differential diagnosis for a specific tissue. Part II is a compilation of selected clinical aspects of importance to the general ophthalmologist.

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC), Section 3: Clinical Optics

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 03: Clinical Optics
Section 3 has been completely reorganized for easier use. You ll find more real-life clinical examples, many new figures and new learning exercises to help gauge your understanding of the material. Section 3 provides a comprehensive overview of clinical optics, including current applications of optical phenomena such as lasers, spectacles, IOLs and refractive surgery. Presents optics of the human eye; basic concepts of geometric optics; ophthalmic instruments and contact lenses. Vision rehabilitation is also discussed.

Upon completion of Section 3, readers should be able to:
* Outline the principles of light propagation and image formation and work through some of the fundamental equations that describe or measure such properties as refraction, reflection, magnification and vergence
* Define the various types of visual perception and function, including visual acuity, brightness sensitivity, color perception and contrast sensitivity
* Explain the optical principles underlying various modalities of refractive correction: spectacles, contact lenses, intraocular lenses and refractive surgery

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC), Section 2: Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 02: Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology

Provides the essential scientific grounding for current ophthalmic practice. Discusses ocular anatomy, embryology, biochemistry and metabolism in the eye, and ocular pharmacology. Features comprehensive updates to the genetics chapters, including an overview of appropriate uses for the latest genetic techniques.

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

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 01: Update on General Medicine

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 01: Update on General Medicine
Major revision for 2015-2016!
Covers systemic medical conditions most likely to affect ophthalmic patients, such as infectious, metabolic, neurologic and cardiovascular diseases; cancer; and rheumatic and endocrine disorders. Includes a discussion of preventive medicine and medical emergencies, geriatrics and statistics. Ophthalmic considerations are highlighted throughout. Contains references and tables listing the names, indications and side effects of antibiotic, antihypertensive and anticancer drugs.
Upon completion of Section 1, readers should be able to:
* Describe the ophthalmic manifestations of major systemic diseases
* Summarize the major disease processes affecting most of the adult population, and briefly explain how preventive measures may reduce the morbidity and mortality they cause
* List some of the factors associated with a patient s compliance or noncompliance with medical regimens

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Frcophth Part 2 Mcqs

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Multiple Choice Question (Mcq) book comprising 5 Mcq practice papers with a total of 450 questions for the Frcophth Part 2 examination. The style and proportion of questions allocated by Subspeciality, Investigations, Therapeutics, Guidelines and Miscellaneous topics closely reflects that of current (2013) Part 2 Mcq papers. Each practice paper comprises 90 questions and is followed by a comprehensive Answers and Discussion paper, complete with source references.

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Objectively Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) in Ophthalmology

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It enhances the quality of the examinations and evaluates the performance of examinees in a practical and unbiased manner – It basically guides students to understand how the OSCE pattern is and how to succeed in the exam. The first of its kind, this book authoritatively assesses how the evaluation practice is designed by the examiners and educators – It provides in-depth examination of specific methods used effectively in evaluation process so as to make it unbiased and transparent and help the readers to equip them with best procedures for correct and precise answers in examinations.

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Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated 2nd

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Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated, Second

Edition, is an up-to-date, beautifully illustrated text that guides readers in recognizing signs and symptoms, localizing pathology, developing a differential diagnosis, and selecting a management strategy. The content in this new edition reflects the most recent advances in neuro-ophthalmology.

Key Features:

  • Includes more than 900 full-color images, line drawings, and charts that help readers understand these complexconditions
  • Written by two of the most prominent neuro-ophthalmologists in the world, with a combined 40 years of teaching experience
  • Offers step-by-step guidance on performing examinations and covers disorders of the visual afferent system, the pupil, ocular motor efferent systems, and the orbit and lid

This second edition of Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated is a handy reference for ophthalmologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons as well as an ideal resource for residents preparing to take board examinations in these specialties.

 

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Macular Dystrophies

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This book provides the ophthalmologist with the most recently available data on the macular dystrophies, a group of many different inherited or sporadic eye conditions linked by a problem with photoreceptors or other structures of the central retina. Internationally recognized experts in the field present the latest evidence and discuss their own personal experiences with regard to each of the principal dystrophies as well as some very rare entities. Topics covered include molecular biology, state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, and the newest treatment options, including still experimental therapies. Attention is also devoted to a range of issues that continue to be debated. The editors have taken care to ensure that chapters are of a uniformly high standard while not sacrificing the originality of the individual authors. Macular Dystrophies will fully acquaint the reader with both the latest research findings and the current and emerging approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

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