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1. A 73 year-old female presents with a recent history of flashing lights and new floaters in her right eye. 2 days ago she noticed a “curtain” coming over her vision from right to left. She has a visual acuity of 20/25 in the right eye. On your indirect exam you see a retinal detachment in the right eye. Which region of the retina would you be most likely to see the detachment?

a. Inferior retina
b. Superior retina
c. Temporal retina
d. Nasal retina
e. Central retina

2. Which of the following is not typical symptom of a retinal detachment?

a. Flashing lights
b. Decreased vision
c. Ocular pain
d. Increased floaters
e. A “curtain” coming over visual field

Carl Regillo, MD, Nancy Holekamp, MD, Mark W. Johnson, MD, Peter K. Kaiser, MD, Hermann D. Schubert, MD, Richard Spaide, MD, Paul Bennett Griggs, MD, Ursula M. Schmidt-Erfurth, MD, Retina and Vitreous BCSC, American Academy of Ophthalmology 2009.

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