These are the CPD-accredited multiple-choice questions for the SA Ophthalmology Journal’s Autumn issue. Topics include atypical optic neuritis, diode laser cyclophotocoagulation, vernal keratoconjunctivitis among an HIV-positive paediatric population and neonatal proptosis.
In this issue, there is a review article on atypical optic neuritis, focusing on the clinical features, aetiology and treatment thereof.
The first original study assesses of the safety and efficacy of diode laser cyclophotocoagulation in terms of the amount of intraocular pressure (IOP) drop achieved in glaucoma patients at Groote Schuur Hospital.
The second study aims to evaluate the prevalence and severity of vernal keratoconjunctivitis in the paediatric HIV population at Good Shepherd Hospital in eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), as well as test a low-cost method of screening.
This is followed by a study on the use of a miniature tremor toy for surgery simulation in retinal trainees. This simple, affordable model increases familiarity with retinal forceps and fine manipulations. This may benefit trainees who do not have access to expensive, high fidelity simulators.
A case report on rarely encountered neonatal proptosis rounds it up. Early diagnosis through antenatal imaging may improve outcomes.