Candidate 148

Final FRCS

Centre:   Muscat

   Date:    Dec 2010

I am Dr Rajan Paul. I passed the FRCS, Glasgow examination in Dec 2010 in Muscat, by the grace of God. I dedicate my success to my family, my wife and children for their support and prayers. I would like to thank Dr Ayman Elghonemy, Dr Ahmed Sallam, Dr Samer Bashir, Dr. Abdullah El- Menaisy, Dr Mohamed Hantera, Prof Muthusamy Palanisamy, finally Prof C.N Chua for his amazing website.


Day 1: Viva


Surgery & Pathology:


ON Glioma

Traumatic Subluxated Cataract : Diagnosis and Mx

Acc. ET : Management

Complications of Strabismus Sx and Mx

Post Op. Endophthalmitis

Choroidal Melanoma


General Medicine and Neurophthalmology:

CMV Retinitis

ONH Drusen

Angioid streaks / Groenblad-Strandberg syndrome

Placement of ECG Leads, Atrial Fibrillation ECG, causes and Mx

Newer Antiarrythmic drugs and their side effects

Hemorrhagic Shock/ Upper GI Bleeding : Rockall scoring system/ Mx

Pulmonary thromboembolism: D-Dimer test, Well’s score for DVT (briefly).


Ophthalmic Medicine:


Sector RP

Myasthenia Gravis

Tuberous Sclerosis

Atopic Dermatitis

Acquired Brown’s

Idiopathic Intracranial HT


Day 2: Clinical Cases


Station I

Oculoplastics & Lid Disorders:

Congenital Ptosis with Trochlear N Palsy

Duane’s retraction syndrome Type I


Station 2

Anterior Segment Disorders :

Keratoconus with hydrops cornea

Neovascular Glaucoma with pseudophakia, gl. drainage device, and hyphema.


Station 3

Posterior Segment Disorders :


ERM ( in a case of Behcet’s )

Optociliary shunt vessels.


Station 4

Neuro- ophthalmic and Ocular Motility Disorders:

Multiple Sclerosis: Internuclear ophthalmoplegia, Pendular nystagmus, Central scotoma,


Elderly lady with 3rd and 4th N Palsies

Best wishes to all who are preparing to take this exam.


Rajan Paul

DOMS, MS, FRCS (Glasgow)

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