Differential Diagnosis of Age-Related Macular Degeneration – Mr A. Orakzai, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, WHSCT
1. The percentage of people in the western world over the age of 65 is;
a) 75%
b) 50%
c) 90%
d) 60%

2. The impact of smoking on AMD is well known. The percentage of smokers in Northern Ireland vs that of the rest of the western world is
a) 27% vs 9%
b) 40% vs 30%
c) 10% vs 32%
d) 5% vs 25%

3. Which of the following is a sign of Non-Exudative AMD
a) Foveal Schisis
b) Choroidal rupture
d) Pathologic Myopia

Answer is 1d, 2a & 3c)

Ophthalmic Surgery and the role of the Ophthalmic Nurse – Mrs S. Montgomery, Lead Ophthalmic Nurse, Ophthalmology, WHSCT
1. How many cataract surgeroes are carried out in the U.K each year?
a) 400,000
b) 90,000
c) 800,000
d) 50,000

2. What is the percentage of 60 to 65 year olds that have cataract surgery each year
a) 50%
b) 5%
c) 35%
d) 16%

3. During the pre-op assessment a patients INR reading must be below which number before the surgery can go ahead
a) 9
b) 7
c) 3
d) 6

Answer is 1a, 2d & 3c)