Past MRCOphth/MRCS questions: 5
1. Exudation into the suprachoroidal space:
a. occurs as a complication of trabeculectomy
b. is a complication of scleritis 
c. occurs in nephrotic syndrome
d. may be mistaken as a ring melanoma of the ciliary body
e. the effusion extends forwards in the superficial layers of 
    the ciliary body as far as the scleral spur

2. Posterior subcapsular cataract is a complication of:

a. irradiation
b. prednisolone
c. ethambutol
d. gentamicin
e. chlorpromazine

3. With regard to orbital infection in children:

a. preseptal cellulitis is more common than orbital cellulitis
b. ocular motility defect is a feature of orbital cellulitis
c. CT scan is useful in differentiating preseptal and orbital 
d. frontal and maxillary sinusitis are common causes
e. the most common pathogens are Pneumococcus, 
    Haemophilus inluenzae, Staphylococcus

4. The following are true about trachoma:

a. mini-pannus is common
b. Tranta's dots occurs in the inferior cornea
c. superior tarsal conjunctiva is more commonly affected 
    than inferior tarsal conjunctiva
d. it is a sexually transmitted disease
e. tetracycline is useful as treatment

5. Goldenhar's syndrome has the following features:

a. hypertelorism
b. iris and choroid coloboma
c. decreased corneal sensation
d. microphthalmos
e. under-development of the mandible

6. Rubella cataract:

a. can be unilateral
b. is usually cortical
c. 50% of congenital cataract in the UK is caused by 
d. is the commonest presentation of congenital rubella
e. usually occurs when the mother acquires the disease in 
    the third trimester
7. Sympathetic ophthalmia:
a. about 80% occurs within the first week of ocular 
b. causes granulomatous inflammation
c. causes Dalen-Fuch's nodules within the retina
d. is curative by removing the inciting eye
e. can occur following cataract surgery

8. Dermolipoma:

a. occurs most common in the supero-nasal quadrant
b. is a harmatoma
c. requires early excision as 1/3 of them turns malignant
d. can infiltrate into orbital fat
e. is associated with Goldenhar's syndrome

9. In a baby  with epiphora:

a. conservative treatment until 3 years of age is 
b. endotracheal tube should be inserted, if syringing and 
    probing were to be performed under general 
c. recurrent orbital cellulitis is a common complications
d. congenital glaucoma needs to be excluded
e. the obstruction is usually at the common canaliculus

10. PHPV (persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous):

a. is caused by failed reabsorption of the hyaloid vascular 
b. is usually unilateral
c. causes angle closure glaucoma
d. causes cataract
e. is a cause of intraocular calcification in the neonate
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