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Exploring surgical options, expectations, and postoperative error
CME questions (circle the correct answer)
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1. Which of the following is not part of dysfunctional lens syndrome?
A. Disulfide bonds increasing in the lens
B. Increase in higher order aberrations
C. Loss of accommodation
D. Increased transparency
2. A 65-year-old woman with arthritis has decreased vision and burning, itchy, and occasionally watery eyes when
using the computer. She has a clinically significant cataract and desires spectacle independence postop. What
is the FIRST step you should take to determine the best IOL choice?
A. Perform corneal topography to assess ocular health
B. Start artificial tears on the symptomatic patient
C. Educate the patient on various IOL options
D. Sign the patient up for a presbyopia-correcting IOL, since she wants spectacle independence
3. A 62-year-old accountant with cataracts who spends a lot of time on the computer would like to be able to use the
computer without wearing glasses but does not mind wearing reading glasses occasionally for small print. Which
of the following is most likely to make this patient happy?
A. Monofocal IOL set for distance
B. High-add multifocal IOL
C. Low-add multifocal IOL
D. Extended depth of focus IOL
4. Which of the following is not a good option for Stage 2 DLS?
a. Refractive lens exchange (RLE)
c. Corneal inlays
d. Observation without surgery
5. A 64-year-old patient presents with cataract and 1.75 D of against-the-rule astigmatism and hopes to become more
independent of spectacles for distance and near after cataract surgery. Which of the following is NOT a satisfactory
A. Low-power multifocal IOL
B. Extended depth of focus IOL with toric
C. Accommodating toric IOL
D. Multifocal with postoperative laser vision correction
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