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
Section chair: Dimitri T. Azar, MD
About the BCSC
The Academy's Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) is ophthalmology's definitive compilation of scientific research and clinical experience. It is continually updated by a faculty of more than 80 expert ophthalmologists. Each of the 13 volumes includes fundamental clinical knowledge; numerous tables, photos and illustrations; self-assessment questions with answers; and opportunities for earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM).
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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