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  • Opthalmology QuizSian Chivers

  • Question 1Whats This?

    Name 3 Causes?

    What Symptoms may a person complain of?

    How is it Treated

  • Answer 1CataractCausesSenile (Commonest)Diabetes, Recurrent Uveitis, Previous ocular surgeryDrugs steroids, phenothiazinesTrauma and foreign bodiesIonising radiation Xray, UVCongenitalInherited Myotonic Dystrophy, Marfans, Lowes, Rubella, high myopiaSymptomsReduced acuity, Glare in sunshine, Distortion of lines, Diplopia, Altered coloursMydriatic drops, sunshades and sunglasses. Surgery Phacoemulsification and Lens implant (US breaks up lens)

  • Question 2What is this?

    What investigation is being carried out?

    What is the causative organism?

    What are the clinical features?

    What is the treatment?

  • Answer 2Dendritic ulcerEye examination under fluorescein stainHerpes Simplex virusIrritable red eye, watering, photophobicRefer to an opthalmologist, Aciclovir 3% eye ointment 5x daily

  • Question 3What is this?

    Name 3 pathological features shown in the picture and describe how they occur?

    Name 2 complications of this eye condition?

    How can this eye condition be treated and what would you see when you looked at the retina post procedure?

  • Answer 4 Background Diabetic retinopathyMicroaneurysms outpouching of retinal caps

    Cotton wool spot microinfarct of retinal nerve fibre layerRetinal oedema and exudate leakage of serum into the neural retina and lipid accumulationNeovascularisation (proliferative) new vessels grow outside the retina along posterior surface of vitreousComplications blindness, vitreous haemorrhage and retinal detachment. Cataract as part of DM

  • Answer 4 ContTreatment

    Good Glycaemic control prevents complications

    Laser photocoagulation indicated for proliferative DR via argon laser

    Vitrectomy vitreous is removed via a trans-pars incision to clear vitreous haemorrhage, to relieve retinal traction and to treat diffuse macular oedema

  • Question 5What abnormality is seen here?

    Name 3 causes?

    What may be seen when examining the pupils?

  • Answer 5Optic AtrophyCausesHereditary Autosomal dominant/recessive, Lebers hereditaryRetinal Dystrophy Cone Dystrophy, retinitis pigmentosaVascular central retinal artery occlusionNutritional VitB12 deficiency, tobacco, alcohol, drugs ethambutol chloramphenicolInflammatory Sarcoid, PANDemyelination (common)Compressive (glioma or meningioma)Relative afferent pupillary defect

  • Question 6This patient has AIDS

    What is shown in fig 1What organism cause thisWhat other organisms commonly infect the retina of a patient with AIDS

    What is shown in fig 2Would you expect lesions elsewhereWhat other infections affect the lids and conjunctiva of a patient with AIDS

  • Answer 6CMV retinitisMillions CMV, EBV, Toxoplasmosis, Syphilis, Cryptococcus, M.TB, M.aviumintracellulare, Candida, Aspergillus, histoplasmosis

    Kaposi SarcomaYesTrichomegaly (long eyelashes), molluscum contagiosum, conjunctivitis, conjunctival granulomas , SCC assoc w HPV, herpes zoster opthalmitis

  • Question 7What intervention has been carried out here

    What underlying condition does this patient have

    What symptoms may the patient have experienced in the acute phase

    What signs may have been apparent on examination

    What is the treatment for the acute phase of the illness?

  • Answer 7 A peripheral iridotomyGlaucoma. Iridotomy is the intervention of choice to prevent angle closure glaucoma or after an attack has been broken by medical treatmentSymps sudden onset, severely painful red eye, blurred vision, halos around lights, headache, nausea and vomitingSigns reduced visual acuity, brick red eye, hazy cornea, vertically mid-dilated fixed pupil, high IOPTreatment Pilocarpine 2-4% 2h, acetazolamide 500mg iv stat then 250mg/8h, mannitol 20% by ivi. Topical steroids and antihypertensive drops may be used

  • Question 8What is shown here?

    What symptoms may the patient complain of?

    What associated condition may the patient have

    What signs are found on examination?

    What is the management?


  • Answer 8Anterior UveitisPainful red eye, photophobia, blurred vision or floatersAutoimmune disease ank spond, inflam bowel disease, sarcoidosisSigns ciliary injection, reduced visual acutiy, sluggish or irregular pupil, hazy iris details, high IOP refer to opthalmologist, reducing regimen of topical steroid (dexamethosone 0.1%) and cycloplegic and dilating drops (cyclopentolate 1%)Cataract in recurrent or chronic cases

  • Name to following

  • ConjunctivitisSubconjunctival haemorrhage


  • Question 10

    DiagnosisSignsMain causeManagement

    DiagnosisInherited underlying condition that may predisposeOther features of that condition

  • Answer 10Central retinal vein occlusionSigns afferent pupillary defect common, retinal haemorrhages, optic disc swelling, venous dilatation and tortuosity, cotton wool spotsUp to 33% are ischaemic assoc with rubeosis iridis or neovascularisation of discDetect any underlying systemic disease and treat, check IOP, screen for new vessels, treaat cv risk factors, laser new vessels.

    Lens dislocationMarfans syndromeAortic dissection or dilatation, dural ectasia, arachnodactly, armspan greater than height, pectus deformity, pes planus, scoliosis high arched palate, mitral valve prolapse, joint hypermobility.

  • Well done, thats enough opthalmology for now!!