Posterior Segment Eye Diseases
Posterior Segment Eye Diseases

Posterior Segment Eye Diseases

by Richard Mitchell, MD

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 0


Your Educators of course Posterior Segment Eye Diseases

 Richard Mitchell, MD

Richard Mitchell, MD

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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Nice and simple explanation of complex concept
By Babur M. on 18. September 2021 for Posterior Segment Eye Diseases

In a short time , it explained the complex concept and connections of eye to brain so simply and nicely; that I could not understand in previous years.

Fantastic professor
By James R. on 10. August 2021 for Posterior Segment Eye Diseases

Dr Mitchell is fantastic as is every other presenter I have watched. I like the format of short but intensive lectures.