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Presented by the Bay Area Ophthalmology Consortium and Stanford University School of Medicine

The Bay Area Ophthalmology Course (formerly the Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology) has been offered to the vision community since 1970, presented by faculty from the four area teaching programs and recognized experts from other institutions.

The course offers intensive instruction in the fundamental sciences underlying ophthalmic practice and research, including ophthalmic pathology, optics, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, pharmacology, orbit and oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, corneal and refractive surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and retinal surgery.

Laboratory sessions are offered in pathology, optics, phacoemulsification, and glaucoma. Approximately seven and a half hours of instruction are offered each day, with corresponding handouts. Several evening receptions are included.

The BAOC provides a strong and practical basis for residents in ophthalmology, vision scientists, and a review and updates for practicing ophthalmologists. Foreign participants at every level of training are most welcome to attend. 

This year the course will be offered both in-person and virtual. Participants who cannot attend physically can join our live lectures and will have access to recordings similar to our virtual offering from the past years. You can refer to the Registration page for more information.

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