Question Categories: Ophthalmology


You review several diabetic patients complaining of visual problems. Which one of the following fundoscopy features/appearances is not seen in non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy?


William is 50 years old and has unilateral ptosis. You proceed to take a thorough history and examination. Which of the following conditions is not known to cause ptosis?


Arlo is 9 months old and seen with his mother who has noticed something unusual when looking through their recent holiday photos. In photos where the flash was used, a red right eye is often seen but never a red white eye. She is concerned about the appearance of the left eye and you suspect …

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You see a 27 year old male with recurrent crusting of the eyelids over several months. He is not a contact lens wearer and his vision is normal. You suspect he has Blepharitis. Which one of the following conditions/medications is least associated with chronic Blepharitis?


You receive a clinic letter back from the Ophthalmology department who have confirmed a diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration in a patient you recently saw in the GP surgery. Which one of the following symptoms would be least in keeping with this diagnosis?


You work in General Practice and receive an Ophthalmology clinic letter back for a patient who is unknown to you. The letter mentions that she is receiving anti-VEGF injections. Which condition is she most likely to have?


You are discussing various presentations that have recently been reviewed at eye casualty. Which one of the following conditions and clinical presentation are correctly matched?


Anthony is a 21 year old art student who presents with a one day history of red eyes with severe discharge and gritty/foreign body sensation. He denies any significant pain, visual disturbance or trauma to his eyes. Systems review is grossly unremarkable except describing vague urinary symptoms. He has no significant personal or family history. …

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Mrs Plankton is a 44 year old female who has presented to eye casualty with a painless red eye. She has not noticed any changes to her vision, peri-orbital swelling or discharge from the eye and is otherwise well in herself. Her past medical history includes Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout and Hypertension. On examination, there is …

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Mr Chi is 76 years old and has requested an emergency GP appointment as his right eye is red and swollen. He explains that four days ago he noticed a small, slightly tender, yellow swelling in his eyelid. He went to his local chemist who advised him it was a stye and to trial warm …

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