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BoneWit Chapt#6

Eye And Ear(KaylonTackett)

Astigmatism A refractive error that causes distorted and blurred vision for both near and far objects due to a cornea that is oval shape.
Audiometer An instrument used to measure hearing acuity quantitatively for the various frequencies of sound waves.
canthus The junction of the eyelids at either corner of the eye.
cerumen Earwax
Impacted Wedged firmly together so as to be immovable
Instillation The dropping of a liquid into a body cavity.
Irrigation The washing of a body canal with a flowing solution.
Otoscope An instrument used to examine the external ear canal and tympanic membrane
Presbyopia A decrease in the elasticity of the lens that occurs with aging, resulting in a decreased ability to focus on close objects.
Refraction The deflection or bending of light rays by a lens.
Tympanic Membrane A thin, semitransparent membrane between the external ear canal and the middle ear that receives and transmits sound waves. Also known as the eardrum.
Hyperopia Farsightedness
Myopia Nearsightedness
Created by: kaylontackett