Past MCQs from FRCS (Ed)  2000
1. Corneal epithelium 
a. Is ten cells thick 
b. Has microplicae 
c. Has microvilli 
d. Has zonulae occludens 
e.Hemidesmosomes attach to basal layer

2. Regarding anatomy of sac region 

a.MPL is attached to posterior lacrimal crest 
b.Angular vein is superficial to MPL 
c.MPL is the tendon of orbicularis oculi

3. Myasthenia gravis 

a.20% present before 20 years of age 
b.90% has anti acetyl choline antibody

4. Regarding SLE 

a.Commonest manifestation is SLE retinopathy

5. Retinoblastoma 

a.More common in boys 
b.Has deletion of 13q14 
c.Bilateral is always hereditary 
d.Endophytic has better prognosis

6. Diabetic retinopathy 

a.Endothelial proliferation is characteristic 
b.Basement membrane thickening is a late feature 
c.Pericyte is reduced

7. Behcet's disease 

8. Angiod streak associations 

b.Sickle cell anemia 
c.Pseudo xantoma elasticum 
d.Erhler Danlos 

9. Migraine 

a.Aura is due to vasospasm and cortical ischemia 
b.Classical migraine can occur with aura and no headache

10. Adeno viruses 

a.Incubation period of Adeno virus is two weeks

11.Common organisms causing ophthalmia neonatorum are 

d.Herpes virus type 2 
12. Acanthamoeba keratitis 
a.Is common in immunocompromised 
b.Disinfection doesnot clear amoeba from contact lens 
c.Perineural infiltrates characteristic 
13. Thyroid ophthalmopathy 

14. Sympathetic ophthalmia 

15.Ankylosing Spondylitis 

a.90% of patients are positive for HLA B 27 
b.15% have acute iritis

16.Contra-indication for eye donations 

a.Acute conjunctivitis 
b.Creutzfeld Jacob disease


a.Is an established technique for myopia

18.Lyme disease 

a.Caused by Borrelia burgdoferi 
b.Tetracycline is used for treatment 
c.Erythema chronican migrans can occur


20.In ultra sound B-scan RD vs PVD 

a.Attached to optic nerve in most sections indicate RD 
b.Mobility is more with PVD 
c.After movement is suggestive of PVD

21.Ocular Albinism 

a.X-linked inheritance 
b.90% crossing in chiasma 
c.Bruising is exaggerated with aspirin 
d.Fovea may not be formed

22.Treatment of Superior oblique palsy 

a.Ipsilateral IR recession


a.Doesnot image bone 
b.Calcification is better seen with MRI


a.Christmas tree cataract is seen with myotonic dystroph

25. Homocystinuria 

a.Lens dislocation can occur in any direction

26. Wegener's granulomatosis 

27. Progressive supranuclear palsy 

a.Can be caused by degenerative condition 
b.Can be caused by pinealoma

28. Pituitary adenoma 

a.Bromocriptine can shrink prolactinoma in 24 hrs. 
b.Acromegaly field defect can be true/false
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