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The sound of Silence

A short story by Hamdan Ali Khan, 1st Year MBBS

The old man sat on the beach, barefooted and alone. Silence reigned everywhere except the occasional thrashing of waves which disturbed the acoustic equilibrium. Night it was, the sky filled with a million lanterns, the birds dozing off quietly and the sea like an old pirate sang a silent shanty. Oh! He missed his youth, when he could swim to the Black Rock without drowning, when he could shout at the vast ocean, his resonant voice fading upon the edges of horizon. But all good things come to an end, the voice that once resonated; now a husky whisper. The man who was the fastest swimmer; now an ancient remainder of time and its echoes. The doctors said he had terminal cancer that he would die in a week. He didn’t fear death, he had no family, nothing to lose except maybe the sight when someone would break his 50 years old record. The silence of the calm sea nurtured in him a desire to swim to the Black Rock once again, one last time. He …

4th Year Send up papers 2014


                                                 Community Medicine



                                                     Pathology MCQs

(Probable answers: 1.A 2.C 3.E 4.C 5.B 6.C 7.E 8.D 9.A 10.C 11.E 12.B 13.B 14.B 15.C 16.E 17.C 18.A 19.B 20.A 21.D 22.B 23.B 24.D 25.A 26.B 27.C 28.B 29.A 30.C) 

Eye Mcqs

1.Most common ocular malignancy in children
A. Retinoblastoma

2.Which of the following are contraindicated in treatment of ulcers
A. Steroids
3.Retinal detachent is characterised by:
A. Sensory and pigmen epithelium detachment
4.Tresmulus iris is seen
A. Subluxated lens
5.The first step in acid burn management
A. Washing of wound with 
6. Which of the following is not supplied by third cranial nerve
A. Superior Oblique
7.Which of the following is best parameter for the treatment determination method of glaucoma
A. Gonioscopy
8. Mechanism of action of Beta Blockers in glaucoma
A. Decrease the production of aqueous humour
9.Which of the following increases predisposition to angle closure glaucoma
A Hypermetropic eye
10.Etiology of pterygium is 
A unknown/Degenerative
11.In brow suspension method of Ptosis
A. Fascia
12. Stye is due to
A. zeis gland of lashes
13.chalazion is due to inflammation of
A. Mebomian glands
14.The incision in chalazion is
A. vertical
15.The most common cause of bilateral ptosis in children
A. Horner syndrome?
16. Wood injury lead to
A. Fungal ulcers
17. Jet black pupil is not found in 
18. Most common cause of preventive blindness
A. trachoma
19. Sclera
A. outer layer of eye ball
20. Kps.
A. uveitis 
21. Cones
A. colour vision
22. Most important and accurate method of cataract diagnosis
A Slit lamp
23.Most accurate method of senile cataract
A. Phakoemulsification with IOL
24.Most common manifestation in........
AA. Leukochoria
25th charactristc feature of vernal catarrh. itching? or cobblestone appearnce


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