Fast Five Quiz: Myopia

Michael Taravella, MD


June 24, 2019

Myopia results from axial eyeball elongation, pronounced corneal curvature, or excessive lens thickness. Light rays project to a spot on the anterior retina instead of the light-sensitive area in the posterior retina. 

Demyelination of the optic nerve on examination that accompanies transient vision loss in one or both eyes is a symptom of optic neuritis.

"Flare and cells" on slit lamp examination are associated with acute anterior uveitis (iritis).

Arteriovenous nicking is associated with hypertensive retinopathy.


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