Keratometry - Bausch and Lomb -
had read about the machine beforehand but foolishly hadn't given myself
the opportunity to use one - despite this found it easier to use than a
JS. Then questions on image doubling and image/object and PS images
Focimeter - pretty straightforward
although of course all the dials were way off when I sat down. Bifocal
pair - at least they weren't varis
Slit lamp - band keratopathy and
pseudophake, then a terribly long time (it seemed) on different illuminations.
Fields. Homomous quadrantinopia,
didn't find it at first and had to be pushed all the way by kindly examiners.
Questions on pathway.
Pupils. Adies. Questions on loss
of tendon reflexes (central inhibitory control pathology)
Motility - please oh please get
together and practice doing it in two minutes. Had a horrible time, but
again kindly examiners, woman's eyes were completely baffling, hazarded
a guess at CPEO and by her expression knew I was right. Not sure I actually
got any points here though
Direct. Normal eyes. Found this
in fact very confusing and wasted my and the examiners time looking over
the same area hunting in vain for a pathology and in fact actually convinced
myself I could see one!!! Questions on using the eye as a loupe. Saw the
woman outside the hospital later on, asked what was wrong with her eyes,
and she replied NOTHING. She was an eye nurse.....
By this time just plain tired of
being stressed out, fortunately examiners were as tired as I was (17:30
exam time). Indirect on an old guy with an atrophic area at the macula,
for some reason gave a ridiculous differential (optic disc pit with a resolved
SRD) then saved myself by blurting out ARMD as the bell went.
Stay calm, practice exam skills
ad nauseam, and you'll be fine.
33yr old myope 2/60 and 3/60 unaided
down to 6/5 BE with -5.00DS RE and -5.50DS -1.00DCx170 LE and not accepting
more plus. Also needed BO prism RE once corrected. I was relatively lucky
- he was very co-operative.