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2009 Series : August 4, 2009

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QOW080409

A 55-year-old patient is referred to you from the diabetic clinic for an “abnormal finding” on a tele-retinal diabetic screening examination. The patient has had previous panretinal photocoagulation (PRP), but denies any recent visual changes.

1. Which of the following examination techniques would help you in your differential diagnosis?

a. slit lamp examination, including a dilated examination
b. B-scan
c. fluorescein angiogram
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

2. If you saw asteroid hyalosis on slit lamp examination, which of the following would you expect to find?

a. areas of low reflectivity in the vitreous
b. areas of low to medium reflectivity in the vitreous
c. areas of medium reflectivity in the vitreous
d. areas of medium to high reflectivity in the vitreous
e. areas of high reflectivity in the vitreous

3. If this patient had asteroid hyalosis, how would you treat this condition?
a. observation
b. vitrectomy
c. more panretinal photocoagulation (PRP)
d. intravitreal VEGF-inhibitor
e. none of the above

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