Ophthalmology Cases & Quizzes

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease that produces physical disability in more than 30% of patients. How much do you know about MS? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • A 25-Year-Old Woman With Headaches: USMLE Question A 25-year-old woman presents with recurrent headaches and transient vision changes. What's the cause?
  • A Boy With Suddenly Failing Vision An otherwise healthy 5-year-old boy presents after a failed vision exam. What's causing the decline in his eyesight?
  • A 19-year-old man presents with chief symptoms of morbid obesity and oozing skin ulcers. Can you identify the cause of his obesity and related conditions?
  • A 63-Year-Old Woman With Decreased Vision After experiencing 1 month of decreased vision in the superior visual field of the right eye, this patient comes to you for a diagnosis. Can you provide it?
  • Acute urticaria may be associated with life-threatening angioedema and/or anaphylactic shock. Do you know key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 52-Year-Old Woman With Night Vision Loss: USMLE Question A 52-year-old woman presents for evaluation of her night vision loss. She is at increased risk for developing what associated condition?
  • 'What Are These Bumps I See All Over?' How would you approach a patient who comes to the primary care clinician with worries about bumps on her buttocks and knees?
  • The Infant Who Keeps Turning His Face Leftwards A 5-month-old presents with left face turn. Can you identify what he's compensating for, and why?
  • Erythema multiforme is a skin condition associated with infections, medications, and other triggers. Are you familiar with the signs and symptoms as well as best practices for this condition?
  • Health Proverbs: A Kernel of Truth or Just Plain Corny? If health proverbs aren't true, why have they hung around for so long? See what you think of these long-standing aphorisms.
  • A 52-year-old man is brought to the emergency department by his family for evaluation of headache, nausea, blurry vision, and confusion. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • A teenager presents with a headache, nausea, vomiting, and diplopia. She feels dizzy and cannot walk. She has a history of severe episodic headaches during the past 2 weeks. What is the diagnosis?
  • A 67-Year-Old Woman With Diplopia After Sinus Surgery When symptoms persist 2 months after surgery, this patient pays you a visit. What is your diagnosis?
  • Incidental Fundus Finding in a Child With Cataract A 1-year-old child has an anomaly in the back of the eye. What is your diagnosis?
  • A 65-year-old man presents with severe, right-sided retro-orbital pain; diplopia (without visual loss); tingling on the upper half of the right side of the face; and drooping of the right eyelid.
  • A young woman presents to the clinic after a hospital visit for a 5-year history of progressively frequent headaches. She has a headache daily, with 1 severe headache per week. What is the diagnosis?
  • A 55-year-old African American woman presents with a 6-month history of 'bumps' on her cheeks. She notes that the spots appeared without any specific precipitating factors. What's the diagnosis?
  • A Child With Pigmentation of the Eye A 15-month-old patient's discoloration spreads from his left eye to the surrounding skin. Can you determine the cause?
  • An Adult With Unilateral Mydriasis A 34-year-old man was noted to have mydriasis of the right eye. What is the most likely diagnosis?