2022-2023 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 12: Retina and Vitreous by Stephen J. Kim Major revision Section 12 is arranged into three parts. Part one begins with an overview of the retina and its relationship to the pigment epithelium, choroid and vitreous plus discusses the major retinal disorders and their appropriate diagnostic methods and treatment principles. As part of a major revision, part two has been reorganized, providing a more logical flow. These chapters cover specific diseases and trauma to the posterior segment and provide appropriate diagnostic techniques, plus review vitreoretinal diseases and management and therapy of retinal diseases. Substantial updates in part three provide key knowledge about cryotherapy for posterior segment diseases and include select therapeutic topics, plus laser therapy and vitreoretinal surgery. A new chapter on gene therapy covers the common types of DNA therapy: gene augmentation, optogenetics, and genome editing. 19 new videos have been added to this edition, including videos on posterior segment treatment approaches and common vitreoretinal procedures. With more than 175 figures, illustrations, and photos plus ten interactive animations to aid your understanding. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos and animations. 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. Describe and explain the urgency, appropriateness and timing of vitreoretinal conditions and interventions.
Publication Date: 2022-06-20