Week 15 Reading Assignment and Statistics
|Reading Plan||Book/Chapters||Topics||Pages||Total Pages||Pages/Day|
|AAO*||Orbits, Eyelids, and Lacrimal System 10-End||Eyelid disorders, cosmetic surgery, lacrimal disorders||172-306||135||19|
|Ophthalmology Review**||Retina 3-4, 13-14||ARMD and other causes of CNV, retinal detachment, diseases of the vitreous||33-88, 271-316||101||15|
*The AAO reading schedule is based off the 2015-2016 BCSC series, available starting June 15, 2015.
**My reading schedule is based off the 2012-2013 BCSC series, as I do not own the new editions.
Week 15 Overview
The AAO plan is pretty ambitious, completing the Orbits/Eyelids/Lacrimal System book in 2 weeks. As far as “finishing up the book” weeks goes, this one is still pretty long at 19 pages per day. If you’re following our plan, there’s tons of high-yield information in this reading; see the previous schedules for more information.
The AAO Plan:
For testing purposes, cosmetic surgery itself is not very helpful, but understanding how the various muscles of facial expression work is very important, even though as ophthalmologists we typically don’t do anything nearly as extensive. Still, procedures such as temporal artery biopsies and brow lifts and others require us to have some level of competency in these very important structures to minimize surgical complications. Of course, eyelid and lacrimal system diseases are very important to know, as well as how to manage them appropriately.
Ophthalmology Review’s Plan:
As we’ve previously discussed, macular degeneration and other causes of choroidal neovascularization are highly studied and thus the salient points of each major study are very important to know. Retinal detachment and vitreous diseases are also lumped into this section to help keep the reading from becoming too dense (as retinal vascular diseases are another high-yield topic).
Week 15 Tips and Helpful Resources
For tips and resources on reading these sections, please check out the following pages (I will be working on developing more content for this section):