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. Enhanced with eight surgical videos. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos.
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 glaucoma
Last major revision: 2016–2017
Section chair: Christopher A. Girkin, MD
Print: 261 pages
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About the BCSC
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Each of the 13 volumes includes up-to-date clinical knowledge, concise information and 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.
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