2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC), Section 13: Refractive Surgery

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Covers the science of refractive surgery, accommodative and nonaccommodative treatment of presbyopia, and patient evaluation. Examines specific procedures in refractive surgery and their potential complications, and refractive surgery in ocular and systemic disease. Includes information on lens implants used in the United States and other countries.

Upon completion of Section 13, readers should be able to:
* Identify the general types of lasers used in refractive surgeries
* Explain the steps including medical and social history, ocular examination and ancillary testing in evaluating whether a patient is an appropriate candidate for refractive surgery
* For incisional keratorefractive surgery, describe the history, patient selection, surgical techniques, outcomes, and complications
* Explain recent developments in the application of wavefront technology to surface ablation and LASIK
* Describe the different types of IOLs used for refractive correction

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2015-2016 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC), Section 12: Retina and Vitreous

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Provides an overview of the structure and function of the retina and its relationship to the pigment epithelium, choroid and vitreous. Describes the major vitreoretinal disorders and appropriate diagnostic methods and treatment principles.

This major revision of section 12 features two new chapters; one on retinovascular disease associated with cardiovascular disease and the other on retinal toxicities of systemic medications. Other changes include updates on the management of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and venous occlusive disease. An emphasis on imaging is demonstrated in the new edition with more than 175 new or replacement images, and ten new surgical videos (access via QR codes) to illustrate common vitreoretinal procedures.

Separate chapters are devoted to age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity, including the latest imaging techniques and choroidal detail. Selected therapeutic topics include laser therapy and vitreoretinal surgery.

Upon completion of Section 12, readers should be able to:
* Select appropriate methods of examination and ancillary studies for the diagnosis of vitreoretinal disorders
* Describe the principles of medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal disorders
* Incorporate data from major prospective clinical trials in the management of selected vitreoretinal disorders

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