Comm Eye Health South Asia Vol. 33 No. 108 2020 pp 19 - 20. Published online 02 April 2020.

Test your knowledge and understanding

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a risk factor for squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva. © Allen Foster
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Select ALL that are TRUE

Question 1

Which of the following ocular viral diseases can be effectively treated using antiviral medications?

a. Zika virus infection

b. Cytomegalovirus retinitis

c. Herpes simplex epithelial keratitis

d. Adenoviral follicular conjunctivitis

e. Ebola uveitis

Question 2

Which of the following viral conditions can be prevented by immunisation?:

a. Adenovirus

b. Measles

c. Rubella

d. Cytomegalovirus

e. HIV

Question 3

Which of the following virus infections can cause retinitis?

a. Herpes simplex

b. Herpes zoster

c. Cytomegalovirus

d. HIV

e. Adenovirus


1. b and c. Currently there are no proven effective antiviral medications for Zika, adenovirus or Ebola uveitis.

2. b and c. Measles and rubella both have effective immunisation programmes.

3. a, b, c and d may all cause retinitis.