EE Chapter 70 OTC and Prescription Drugs for Ophthalmic, Ear and Mouth Disorders Q&A (1 OF 35) Sample Questions
1. The following ophthalmic conditions require referral to doctor, EXCEPT:
- A. Red eye or pink eye
- B. Pain in eyes
- C. Blurred vision
- D. Dry eye in diabetic patient
- E. Blepharitis
Tips: Pink eye or red eye can treat by OTC meds for 48 hours. Eye pain, blurred vision, sensation of foreign object, blepharitis and Diabetic retinopathy symptoms require referral to doctor
1. Read the question. You are asked for an eye condition in which your recommendation would be sufficient at the time of presentation delaying the need to consult a doctor.
2. Look for cues and keywords or key phrases. Cue here is require referral EXCEPT. Key words, Opthalmic conditions. To answer this question correctly answer this question, asses all the conditions if an over-the-counter or behind-the-counter medications are available. The only option that has OTC medication is letter A for a definite period.
3. Thus, answer is A.