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Glaucoma quiz

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This week we continue with Glaucoma. A quick recap is needed here. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that have the tendency to steal your sight without any warning or symptoms. Millions have it. Only half know that they have it. That’s why we call the disease “the sneak thief of sight”.{{more}} Although there has been a lot of research, there is no known cure for glaucoma. However, the use of medication and surgery can help to slow down or prevent further vision loss. Detecting the disease early is crucial.

Following is a short quiz:

1. Which of the following best describes glaucoma?

a) group of eye diseases that when left untreated, damage the nerves that carry images from the eye to the brain, resulting in blindness

b) High eye pressure

c) myopia

d) lazy eye

2. Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for glaucoma?

a) being of African Origin

b) being over age 65

c) being a member of a family with glaucoma

d) having light brown-colored eyes

3. If you have one of the risk factors for glaucoma, how often should you get a comprehensive eye exam?

a) every one to two years

b) every six years

c) every three to four years

d) every 10 years

4. Which of the following tests is 100% effective in determining whether you have glaucoma?

Perimetry

Tonometry

Ophthalmoscopy

Pachymetry

none of the above

5. Which of the following is the most common form of glaucoma?

open-angle glaucoma

angle-closure glaucoma

congenital glaucoma

secondary glaucoma

Answers will be published next week. If you cannot wait just go to http://www.beachmonteyes.com enter your name and email address and we’ll send you a copy of the results.

Another quote for you: Prepare and prevent instead of repair and repent, Check yearly see clearly.

Until next week.

Dr Kenneth Onu is a resident Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Beachmont Eye Institute/Eyes R Us. Send questions to: Beachmont@gmail.com

Tel: 784 456-1210

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