Candidate 28
Date: June, 2004
Centre: Bradford
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Just to say thanks for the help from your site mainly the OSES, the exam was very well run and on the whole quite straightforward a  brief summary of the exam is below, hope that it is of some use:

OSE: very straightforward

Station 1
Goldmann Three Mirror (ray diagram etc). 

Station 2
CT scan of lacrimal fossa lesion.

Station 3
FFA of a classical CNVM and optic disc drusen, principles of FFA
Station 4
Biometry and suitability of IOLs in an index myopia patient
Station 5
Hess of CN III palsy, principles off hess etc
Station 6
B Scan of a PVD with subhyaloid blood, Principles
Station 7
Labelling of lacrimal apparatus (why?), 
Station 8
Humphrey field of inferior quadrantinopia

MCQs: generally quite straightforward but absolutely nothing on lasers or refractive surgery, quite a bit on clinical ophthalmology some of these were very tough

OSCE: incredibly well organized virtually nobody in my group of four saw the same patient, it was a bit of a shock when we walked through to the examination area as there were about 70-90 patients there 
for the afternoon session on day 1 alone, generally nice examiners 

Focimetry (distance and near both lenses): straightforward, principles, use of green light in focimeter
JS keratometry: straightforward but focussing initially set off, principles, and asked to draw a power cross of the readings
Direct: STBRVO, ARM, questions on optics of direct

Indirect: PVD, Macular scar, tilted disc, questions on magnification, fields of view of the lenses and aspheric surfaces
Pupils: absolute bugger, dual pathology of some sort, questions on light and accommodation reflex
Motility: right DVD with limited eye movements a surgically corrected infantile esotropia, I think the fact that I nailed this one sort of let the examiners help me a bit with the pupils case which went really badly
Slit lamp: keratoconus, just asked to describe what i saw not asked to demonstrate techniques, diagnosis requested after they let  me look at the other eye (PK'd)
Fields: inferior homonymous quadrantinopia, questions on use of different colour hat pins and static and kinetic perimetry, where is the lesion, congruous and incongruous lesions

Held in the university of Bradford optometry dept. so lots of nice kit and great individual refraction rooms, thankfully I got a pair of nice examiners and a nice patient 74 year old male
RE: mixed astigmatism +2.25DS/-0.5DC axis 170 , near add +2.0
LE: mixed astigmatism about +2.0DS cant remember the axis but there was a scissors in this eye , near add +2.0 got him to 6/5 and N5 in both eyes, (worth noting that he was seeing about 6/18 and 6/12 unaided and only 6/9 with pinhole)
Maddox orthophoria

Had about 5 minutes for questions on different strengths for near  add depending on hobbies of patient and optics of Maddox rod.

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