Retina & Vitreous

Ophthal

Retina & Vitreous

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 100%

Reading such a vast Chapter for possible 4 marks, is really a drain on resources.

( Size vs Yield metric is 6/10 for this Chapter )

Question Pattern

There is actually no specific pattern in this chapter. Questions have been asked from a myriad of topics – ranging from inheritance, risk factors to Clinical features.

Really difficult chapter to score from.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Cystoid macular edema – image, clincal features,Rx
  • Scheduling of evaluation for Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Assessment for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Fundus in Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Distance of Fovea to Optic disc
  • Sub-hyaloid hemorrhage – Shape
  • Ocular findings in Eale’s diseases
  • Hypotonic maculopathy causes
  • ETDRS study / chart
  • FFA – overview
  • Rhodopsin gene location
  • Layers of Retina
  • ARMD – findings
  • Shifting Fluid sign
  • Causes for expanding blindspot
  • Roth’s spots
  • Purtschers retinopathy
  • Cattle truck sign
  • Reverse Hypopyon – Definition
  • Stargardts disease
  • Silent choroid in FFA

Suggested Revision

  • Best’s disease – Diagnosis, Clinical Features
  • Vitreous hemorrahge – Causes, Investigations
  • Causes of Cherry-red spot
  • Rods and Cones – basics
  • Indocyanine Green Angiography – uses
  • Central serous retinopathy – Overview, images
  • Coat’s disease – Clinical Features
  • ERG – waves
  • PHPV – associated conditions
  • Eales’ diseases – Overview
  • Syndromes associated with RP
  • ROP – Basics, Stages, Grading
  • Grading of Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Oguchi’s disease
  • Retinal detachment – Causes, types, Rx

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