Posterior Segment Eye Diseases
Posterior Segment Eye Diseases

Posterior Segment Eye Diseases

by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

The diseases of the posterior segment of the eye are those that affect the retina, choroid, and optic nerve. Some examples include retinopathies (diabetic, most prominently), optic neuritis, macular degeneration, intravitreous hemorrhages, and retinal detachment. For optimal comprehension, the student must be familiarized with the anatomical structure of the posterior segment and the layers of the eye, hydrodynamics of vitreous fluid, irrigation of the retina, retinal physiology, and how to visualize the ocular fundus. In clinical practice, posterior segment disease, especially those affecting the retina, can cause severe disability due to the abrupt loss of visual acuity. The clinician must also be aware that retinal health is an indirect indicator of cardiac health.

Course Details

  • Videos 12
  • Duration 1:19 h
  • Quiz questions 47
  • Concept Pages 10


Your Educators of course Posterior Segment Eye Diseases

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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By VERONICA F. on 28. November 2022 for Diabetic Retinopathy: Classification and Pathophysiology

Really good adn simple for understanding a very difficult topic

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By Fatih T. on 11. April 2022 for Posterior Segment Eye Diseases

I think Richard is the best, I really enjoy his lectures and understand the complex topics easliy,thank you very much

good job!
By James H. on 24. March 2022 for Posterior Segment Eye Diseases

excellent lectures that enable a quick grasp of those pathologies great illustrations

Great Teacher
By Eleonora M. on 04. December 2021 for Macular Degeneration

Exceptional teacher. Very clear and easy to memorize. Dr Mitchell used very clear didactic tools.