Do You Know Cataract Surgery?

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Do You Know Cataract Surgery?

This quiz is about cataract surgery and cataract itself. If you want to challenge your knowledge on this topic you should take this quiz and see how many correct answers you can score!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What exactly is a cataract?
    • A. 

      A clouding inside your eye's lens

    • B. 

      A large mass on the back of your eye

    • C. 

      A high pressure in the eye

    • D. 

      A film that forms over the eye

  • 2. 
    What is the symptom for cataract?
    • A. 

      Cloudy or blurry vision

    • B. 

      Poor night vision

    • C. 

      Colors seem faded

    • D. 

      All of them

  • 3. 
    What is the safest and most common technique for removing cataracts?
    • A. 

      Manual small incision cataract surgery

    • B. 

      Phacoemulsification

    • C. 

      Extracapsular cataract extraction

    • D. 

      Intracapsular cataract extraction

  • 4. 
    How long does the procedure (Phacoemulsification) last?
    • A. 

      4 hours

    • B. 

      2 hours

    • C. 

      5 - 10 minutes

    • D. 

      20 - 30 minutes

  • 5. 
    How long is the typical cataract surgery recovery time?
    • A. 

      1 month

    • B. 

      2 month

    • C. 

      1 week

    • D. 

      2 weeks

  • 6. 
    Which of these cataracts is really a cataract?
    • A. 

      Secondary cataract

    • B. 

      All of them

    • C. 

      Congenital cataract

    • D. 

      Traumatic cataract

  • 7. 
    What is "Manual small incision Cataract surgery"?
    • A. 

      Surgery that involves the removal of the lens and the surrounding lens capsule in one piece

    • B. 

      Surgery that involves the removal of almost the entire natural lens while the elastic lens capsule is left intact

    • C. 

      Surgery where the entire lens is expressed out of the eye through a self-sealing scleral tunnel wound

    • D. 

      Surgery that involves the use of a machine with an ultrasonic handpiece equipped with a titanium or steel tip

  • 8. 
    What was the favored form of cataract extraction from the late 1960s to the early 1980s?
    • A. 

      Phacoemulsification

    • B. 

      Extracapsular cataract extraction

    • C. 

      Intracapsular cataract extraction

    • D. 

      Cryoextraction

  • 9. 
    What is usually implanted into the eye after the removal of the cataract?
    • A. 

      Intraocular lens

    • B. 

      New eye lens

    • C. 

      Nothing

    • D. 

      Liquid lens

  • 10. 
    Under what anesthesia are most cataracts operated?
    • A. 

      General Anesthesia

    • B. 

      Local Anesthesia

    • C. 

      Without Anesthesia

    • D. 

      Combined General and Epidural Anesthesia