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Senses Review

Special Senses Review

A state of balance equilibrium
A tube which connects the nose and throat eustachian tube
Accumulation of aqueous humor in the eye glaucoma
An error in refraction ametropia
Acuity clearness or sharpness of a sensory function
Complete deafness anacusis
Condition in which one eye is misaligned with the other or out of synchrony strabismus
Corrective surgery for a deformed pinna otoplasty
Cosmetic surgery removing fatty tissue above and below the eyes blepharoplasty
Defective curve of the cornea or lens astigmatism
Dilation of the pupil corectasis
Discharge of pus from the ear otopyorrhea
Drugs that dilate the pupils mydriatics
Ear pain otalgia
Ear wax cerumen
Evaluation of blood vessels and their leakage in and beneath the retina fluorescein angiography
Excision of the iris iridectomy
Farsightedness hyperopia
Flow of tears dacryorrhea
Impaired vision in dim light aka nightblindness nyctalopia
Incision of the cornea for treatment of nearsightedness radial keratotomy (RK)
Otitis externa infection of the external auditory canal
Otitis media inflammation of the middle ear
amblyopia lazy eye syndrome
Presbyopia loss of accommodation associated with the aging process
Anosmia loss of sense of smell
Audiometry measurement of hearing acuity
Phacoemulsification method of treating cataracts that disintegrates a cloudy lens, and is then aspirated and removed
Optometrist one who specializes in eye measurements
Cataracts opacities on the lens
Tinnitus perception of ringing, hissing, or other sounds in the ears
Olfactory pertaining to smell
Blepharoptosis prolapse of the eyelid
Tympanoplasty reconstruction of the eardrum
Semicircular canals responsible for balance
Achromatopsia severe congenital deficiency in colour perception
Incus shaped like an anvil
Malleus shaped like a hammer
Stapes shaped like a stirrup
Ear canal slender tube through which sound waves travel to the middle ear
Chalazion small, hard, tumour on the eyelid
Cochlea snail shaped inner ear structure; first structure of the inner ear
Hordeolum stye
Gustation taste
Cornea the clear, transparent portion of the sclera
Sclera the white of the eye
Antiemetics treat and prevent nausea, vomiting, dizzyness and vertigo
Nystagmus type of involuntary eye movements
Photophobia unusual intolerance and sensitivity to light
Metamorphopsia visual distortion of objects
Aqueous humor colourless fluid found in the posterior and anterior chambers, provides nourishment for the lens and cornea, produced by the ciliary body and drained by the canal of schlemm
Acc accomodation
ARMD,AMD age related macular degeneration
Ast astigmatism
ENG electronystagmography
IOL intraocular lens
IOP intraocular pressure
LASIK laser assisted in situ keratomileusis
AC air conduction
BC bone conduction
ENT ears, nose and throat
NIHL noise induced hearing loss
O.D. doctor of optometry
RK radial keratotomy
SLE slit-lamp examination
ST esotropia
VA visual acuity test
VF visual field
XT exotropia
OM otitis media
PE pressure equalizing (tube)
URI upper respiratory infection
Cones functions in bright light, produces colour vision
Rods functions in dim light, produces black & white
Conjunctiva covers the outer surface of the eyeball,
Vestibular system controls balance and eye movements, contains the semicircular canals and the vestibule
Fovea centre of the macula, composed of only cones, provides the greatest acuity for colour vision
Mastoid Process one of the temporal bones which encloses the sinuses
Created by: shann77