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Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology

Start Date:
Monday, 8 January, 2018
End Date:
Friday, 2 February, 2018 5:00pm

The BSCO covers the Basic and Clinical Science Course from The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology - San Francisco, CA: Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Series. The course is four weeks in duration and will be held from January 8th to February 2nd, 2018 at the Columbia University Medical Center. The BSCO includes instruction in optics, a two-day orbital dissection and oculoplastics lab, ocular anatomy and histology labs, a phaco wet-lab, a glaucoma surgery wet-lab, a hands-on imaging workshop, and two days of instruction in retinoscopy and refraction.Since 1941, the Edward Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University has offered the BSCO, which while focusing on ophthalmology resident learning, has also has proven effective in communicating foundational knowledge and the latest scientific findings to the visual sciences community.

The curriculum is revised annually to include the most recent scientific advances and controversial developments in the field, and is updated to respond to feedback from previous BSCO evaluations. An international faculty of more than 80 clinicians and scientists is chosen based on expertise, clarity of presentation, and visual aids. Just a few of the non-Columbia speakers who presented at BSCO 2017 were Professors Alan C. Bird (Moorfields), Scott Brodie (Mount Sinai), Ralph Eagle (Wills Eye), David Guyton (Johns Hopkins), Graham Holder (Moorfields), Andrew Lee (Methodist Hospital), Irene Maumenee (Johns Hopkins), and Lawrence Yannuzzi (VRMNY).More information on the BSCO can be found at the website:


635 West 165th Street,
New York,
New York,

Organizer Details

Conference organized by Columbia University Medical Center

Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University Medical Center, New York NY USA

635 West 165th Street, New York, NY, 10032

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