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MKSAP 18 Q & A

A 38-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-day history of worsening eye pain and decreasing visual acuity in her left eye. The pain is worse with eye movement. She reports no fever or trauma. Vision loss is mostly central, and her ability to distinguish colors has diminished. She does not feel the sensation of a foreign body in the eyes. She wears contact lenses. Her medical history is otherwise unremarkable.

On physical examination, vital signs are normal. Eye movement is intact but painful, with visual acuity of 20/20 in the right eye and 20/60 in the left. Afferent pupillary defect is noted in the left eye. There is no corneal injection or discharge, and the optic discs appear normal.

Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A: Corneal abrasion
B: Herpes simplex keratitis
C: Optic neuritis
D: Orbital cellulitis

Answer and Critique

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