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What is Prolate shape?

shape of the cornea where curvature is steepest at the center and flattens out. Nasal is more flat than temporal

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what is placido based corneal topography?

measures anterior corneal radius of curvature and ESTIMATE total K power

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How much of the total refractive power of the eye comes from the cornea?

2/3. Anterior K is very + power; posterior K is negative in power thereby reducing total K refractive power

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what are wavefront aberrations?

measuring small aberrations on the cornea by shining light on to retina and then measuring the reflected waves and using small lenses to neutralize the aberrations.

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what's the most used wavefront sensor called?

Hartmann-Shack

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What are Zernike polynomials? what are they expressed as?

mathematical formulas used to describe cornea aberrations on wavefront--expressed as root mean square error "RMS"

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what are the three most important Zernike coefficients affecting visual quality?

spherical aberration, coma, trefoil.

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What is Fourier analysis?

an alternative method of interpreting aberrometer results than Zernike. Fourier is more detailed

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What are lower order aberrations?

Lower order are things like myopia (positive defocus), hyperopia (negative defocus), regular astigmatism (orthogonal and oblique defocus)

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What are higher order aberrations?

more complex aberrations that dependent on pupil size.. increases as pupil dilates.

may increase after surface ablation

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impact of surface ablation/LASIK on spherical aberration?

increases spherical aberration leading to pronounced halos. increases depth of field but decreases contrast sensitivity

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what are the three types of OCT domains?

frequency, time, spectral

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what are the two types of dry eyes?

aqueous tear deficiency, evaporative dry eyes

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how do giant papillae form?

weakening of inter papillary septa over time

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what is at the center of follicles?

germinal centers

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what is benign lymphoid folliculosis?

normal follicles on inferior palpebral conj or in the fornix in young people

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make up of KPs

fibrin/proteins, neutrophils, lymphocytes, macrophages (mutton fat clumps)

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two types of stromal keratitis and causes?

suppurative vs nonsuppurative
suppurative: bacterial, fungal, acanthomoeba
nonsuppurative: rheumatoid, cogan's, syphilis, lyme, TB, leprosy

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whats the pathophys of evaporative dry eyes

MGD where unsaturated fats becomes saturated and obstructs the gland and leads to tear film instability

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whats the pathophys of aqueous tear deficiency?

T cell mediated inflammation/destruction of lacrimal gland leading to decreased tear production and increased epithelial apoptosis

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how wide is the normal tear meniscus

1 mm and convex

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mucus discharge is frequent in which kind of dry eye

aqueous tear deficiency

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when is Aqueous tear deficiency considered secondary to sjogrens

if theres hypergammaglobulinemia, collagen vascular disease, SSaSSb positive

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what is primary and secondary sjogre;s syndrome

primary has ill defined systemic disease process. secondary has well defined systemic disease process such as a rheumatoid condition

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which dry eye is worse in the morning and which is worse in the evening?

evaporative is worse in AM
ATD is worse in PM

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Categorization of MGD?

hypo vs hyper delivery. Hypodelivery then is hypo secretion vs obstruction. hypo secretion is due to cicatricial vs non cicatricial

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risk factors of dry eyes?

xerophthalmia, allergies, contact lens wear, high n6/n3 fatty acid ratio, DM, smoking, prolonged video, meds (especially glaucoma drops with benzalkonium chloride)

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MGD is often associated with what skin condition?

rosacea acne

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whats the mainstay of ATD treatment?

replacement therapy: ATs, gels, ointments, restates, xiidra, scleral contacts, autologous serum, moist chambers

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How to treat filamentous keratitis?

debride the filaments, supplement tears, punctal plugs, acetylcysteine 10% for mucolytic, low dose steroid/cyclosporin

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what are demulcents

mucomemetics in Its

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How long does restasis take to work. How long does xiidra?

restates is many months of consistent use. xiidra within a few weeks

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side effects of xiidra

irritation, transient blurry vision, dysgusia, should not insert CL for 15 mins

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what are the two cholinergic meds used for increasing tears and decreasing xerostomia?

pilocarpine, cevimeline

also can do omega fats to help

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what are some surgical options for ATD?

punctal plugs/cautery, lid/conj chalasis surgery, lateral/medial tarrsorrhaphy

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mainstay of MGD treatment?

eyelid hygiene--warm compress, lid massage, lid scrub,

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what are some adjuncts for MGD treatment aside from hygiene

short term azithromycin drop use to decrease bacteria burden, omega fats, PO tetracycline/doxy/minocycline (control disease but not eliminate), LipiFlow

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rosacea is associate with what organism. what's the theory of pathogenesis

demodex--> increased canthelicidin -->inflammation-->dysfunction of sebaceous gland

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what are things that can exacerbate rosacea

alcohol, emotional stress, spicy foods, hot/cold environment

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features of ocular rosacea

recalcitrant chronic blepharitis, chalazion, excessive oil production, chronic conjunctivitis, stromal keratitis, sterile ulcers, episcleritis/iritis, corneal NV

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facial lesions associated with rosacea

mid facial erythema, telangiectasis, flushing episodes, malarkey rash, rhinopehyma

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mainstay of treating ocular rosacea?

PO tetracyclines (erythropoietin/azithro can be used if tetracyclines are contraindicated)

topical: metrogel and azelaic acid
Intense pulsed light therapy

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management of ulcerative keratitis in rosacea?

conservative is better due to poor prognosis. Can be infectious or noninfectious--can use steroids if determined to not be infectious.

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what is seborrheic blepharitis?

inflammation at the lid margin with scaling, scurf with greasy consistency, PEEs, evaporative dry eyes

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treatment for seborrheic blepharitis?

lid hygiene, selenium sulfide shampoo

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demodicosis is associated with what exam finding?

lash sleeving with refractory blepharitis

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how to treat democicosis?

tea tree oil, oral ivermectin

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staph blepharitis is seen in what population

young people.

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clinical finding of staph blepharitis?

collarettes, hard brittle fibrinous scales, and hard crusts matted around cilia, macaronis, poliosis, trichiasis

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what are two organisms commonly causing chronic blepharoconjunctivitis?

staph aureus and mortadella cunata.

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chronic angular blepharoconjunctivitis is caused by what organism

moraxella cunata

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staph marginal disease is usually at what clock hours?

2, 4, 8, 10

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what two organisms cause phyctenules?

staph aureus, TB

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hordeolum vs chalazion

hordeolum: inflammation of Zeiss or meibomian
chalazion: lipogranulomatous nodule of Zeiss or meibomian.

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hair loss over chronic chalazion is indicative of what?

malignancy--basal, squam, or sebaceous cA.

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intralesional injection of steroids can be done for chalazion... who should you not do it on.

dark skinned individual --can lighten skin in the lesion area.