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Hirschberg test: Quiz


Question 1: In ________, it is not uncommon to see an esotropia (due to pathology of the medial rectus muscle) co-morbid with a hypotropia (due to pathology of the inferior rectus muscle).
Graves' ophthalmopathyDiabetic retinopathyConjunctivitisAllergic conjunctivitis

Question 2: It is performed by shining a light in the person's eyes and observing where the light reflects off the ________.
Iris (anatomy)ScleraRetinaCornea

Question 3: For an abnormal result, based on where the light lands on the cornea, the examiner can detect if there is an exotropia (abnormal eye is turned out), ________ (abnormal eye is turned in), hypertropia (abnormal eye higher than the normal one) or hypotropia (abnormal eye is lower than the normal one).
EsotropiaBlindnessSixth nerve palsyStrabismus

Question 4: The technique was developed by German ophthalmologist Julius Hirschberg who in ________ used a candle to observe the light reflex in an eye with strabismus.

Question 5: In the fields of optometry and ________, the Hirschberg test, also Hirschberg corneal reflex test, is a screening test that can be used to assess whether a person has strabismus (ocular misalignment).
Eye surgeryOphthalmologySurgeryMedicine


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