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(Original PDF + Videos) 2022-2023 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 07: Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery

2022-2023 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 07: Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery

American Academy of Ophthalmology


Section 7 details the anatomy of the orbit and adnexa and emphasizes a practical approach to the evaluation and management of orbital and eyelid disorders, including malpositions and involutional changes.

Deepen your understanding with interactive activities (sample) covering eyelid anatomy and danger zones with filler injections. Also includes videos demonstrating clinical exam pearls; lacrimal irrigation, eyelid movement disorders and neurofibromatosis. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos.

Covers current information on congenital, inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic, traumatic conditions of the orbit and accessory structures. Reviews key aspects of orbital, eyelid and facial surgery and abnormalities of the lacrimal secretory and drainage systems and activities.

Upon completion of Section 7, readers should be able to:

  • Describe the normal anatomy and function of orbital and periocular tissues
  • Choose appropriate examination techniques and protocols for diagnosing disorders of the orbit, eyelids and lacrimal system
  • Describe functional and cosmetic indications in the surgical management of eyelid and periorbital conditions

Section chair: Bobby S. Korn, MD, PhD
Last Major Revision: 2019-2020

Print: 356 pages

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Print ISBN: 978-1-68104-547-4
eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-573-3
Print & eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-560-3


About the BCSC
The Academy’s Basic and Clinical Science Course™ is ophthalmology’s definitive source of clinical information. Practicing ophthalmologists and residents worldwide use the BCSC® to ensure the highest-quality patient care.

Each of the 13 volumes includes up-to-date clinical knowledge, concise information, 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.

CME Information
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.