Provides the essential scientific grounding for current ophthalmic practice. Discusses ocular anatomy, embryology, the biochemistry and metabolism of the eye and the latest developments in eye-related molecular and clinical genetics studies. Contains information about ocular pharmacotherapeutics, updated drug information and a discussion of the legal aspects of medical therapy.
Upon completion of Section 2, readers should be able to:
Identify the bones making up the orbital walls and the orbital foramina
Identify the origin and pathways of cranial nerves I â€“VII
IdentifyÂ the origin and insertions of the extraocular muscles
List the varied functions of the retinal pigment epithelium such as phagocytosis and vitamin A metabolism and their relationship to retinal diseases
Describe the features of the eye that facilitate or impede drug delivery
Last major revision: 2009â€“2010 Reviewed for currency: 2012 Section chair: K.V. Chalam, MD, PhD