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Nervous Terms

Nervous System Terms

astigmatism abnormally shaped cornea causing light rays to be focused irregularly on the retina
blepharitis inflammation of the eyelids
blepharoptosis drooping of the eyelid
cataract progressive cloudiness of the crystalline lens
chalazion cyst or nodule on the eyelid as a result of an obstructed meibomian gland
color blindness inability to recognize or see certain colors
conjunctivitis inflammation of the conjunctiva ; pinkeye
dacryocystitis inflammation of the tear sac
detached retina separation of the retina from the choroid layer of the eye
diabetic retinopathy disease of the retina and its capillaries caused by long-standing and usually poor controlled diabetis mellitus
diplopia double vision; one or both eyes
ectropion turning outward of the eyelash margins, usually affects the lower eyelid
entropion turning inward of the eyelash margins, usually affects lower eyelid
esotropia inward turning of the eyes, cross-eyed (convergent strabismus)
exophthalmia abnormal protrusion of the eyeballs
exotropia outward turning of the eyes ; walleyed (divergent strabismus)
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