Final MRCOphth Date: September, 2005
|SESSION 1 CRQ
1) Picture of muscle biopsy. Diagnosed Kearns-Sayres'. What is the typical appearance? What are the other ocular associations?
2) Picture of color Doppler. What is this investigation? What are the trials & prognosis for this patient?
3) Picture of cornea. Given history of repeated graft failure - patient with herpes. What is the cause-I could see acanthamoeba cysts + intracellular proteins. What is the immunological basis?
4) Orbital tumor: cross section, asked abt various orbital cysts
5) Cross section of the eye with an amelanotic melanoma. Asked
description of tumor
6) Histology of lymphoma cannt remember all bits
7) Histology of retinocytoma!!
8) High magnification picture of retinal layers, point out various layers at which exudates /hemmorhage /drusens occur easiest of all.
9) section of skin with normal epidermis .island of cells in dermis.
Anterior segment station
asked abt various surgeries /managmement
all basic questions on keratoconus
Very tough histopathology. I would ask candidates not to worry about it .Everybody does badly if it is a tough paper. There is no point in doing too much histopathology as you may never be able to get to the core of the subject. Even histopaths themselves could have gone for a spin in this paper. Stick on to this web histopath and leave the rest to fate
EMQ simple. Very little time needs to be spent on this section
while preparing for the exams.
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