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1. Which ONE of the following is the
LEAST likely to be found in a person
a) Death of retinal ganglion cells.
b) Cupping of the optic disc.
c) Vision loss.
d) Lowered intra-ocular pressure (IOP).
2. Which ONE of the following
mechanisms is the MOST common
cause of open-angle glaucoma?
a) A dilated pupil blocking uvoscleral
b) Ocular hypertension due to systemic
high blood pressure.
c) Excessive production of aqueous
d) Reduced drainage through the
3. Which ONE of the following
corticosteroid preparations is the
MOST likely to elevate intra-ocular
pressure when administered for a
a) Oral prednisolone, 5 mg daily.
b) Fluorometholone 0.1% eye drops, one
drop into both eyes daily.
c) Mometasone furoate 0.05% nasal spray,
two sprays into both nostrils daily.
d) Betamethasone 0.02% cream applied
twice daily to a facial rash.
4. Which ONE of the following
immunosuppression for corneal
transplantation is the MOST
a) Immunosuppression is only used in
patients considered to be at high risk of
b) Cyclosporin eye drops are as effective as
prednisolone eye drops for prevention
of graft rejection.
c) The risk of rejection of a corneal
transplant is equivalent to most solid
d) Systemic tacrolimus is less effective than
mycophenolate mofetil for prevention
of graft rejection.
5. A 32-year-old plumber receives
bilateral corneal transplants
following severe eye damage in a
workplace accident. Unfortunately
the donor corneas are rejected and
he is commenced on dexamethasone
eye drops and systemic
mycophenolate mofetil following
surgical revision of the corneal
transplants. He is otherwise very
healthy with no other significant
medical history, and uses no regular
medicines. The regular monitoring
of which ONE of the following
parameters is the LEAST appropriate
for this man?
a) Intra-ocular pressure (IOP).
b) Bone mineral density (BMD).
c) Platelet count.
d) Liver function.
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