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lang. of medicine

accomodation normal adjust of eye to focus far to near
anteroir chamber area behind the cornea and in front of the lens and iris. contains aqueous humor
aqueous humor fluid produced by ciliary body and found in the anterior chamber
choroid middle,vasculayer of the eye between the retina & sclera
cornea fibrous transparent layer of clear tissue over eyeball.
fovea centralis tiny pit or depression in the retina that is the region of clearest vision
iris colored layer that opens and closes to allow more or less light into the eyes.
lens transparent, bioconvex body behind the pupil of eye. it bends to let light rays to bring them into focus on retina
macula yellowish region on the retina lateral to and slighlty below the optic disc
optic disc region at back of the eye where the optic nerve meets the retina, blind spot of the eye
auditory canal channel that leads from the pinna to the eardrum
auditory meatus auditory canal
auricle flap of the ear
cerumen ear wax
elistachian tube auditory tube
incus second ossicle of middle ear
labyrinth maze like series of canals of the inner ear. includes vestibule and semicircular canals
malleus first bone of middle ear
ossicle small bone of the ear
pinna auricle or flap of the ear
stapes third ossicle of the middle ear
tympanic membrane membrane between the otter and middle ear ( ear drum )
audiometry testing the sense of hearing
otoscopy visual examination of the ear with a otoscope
otitis media inflammation of the middle ear
otosclerosis hardening to the boney tissue of the ear
tinnitus sensation of noises, ringing, buzzing, whistling, booming in the ears
vertigo sensation of irregular or whirling motion either of oneself or of external objects
astigmatism defective curvature of the cornea or lens of the eye
hyperopia or hpyermetropia farsighted
myopia nearsighted
presbyopia impairment of vision from old age
strabismus abnormal devation of the eye
opthalmoscopy cisual exmaination of the interior of the eyes
visual acuity test clarity of vision is assessed
kerato plasty surgical repair of the cornea
optic nerve cranial nerve carrying impulses from the retina to the brain ( cebral cortex)
pupil central opening of the eye, surrounded by iris, light passes through, it appears dark
refraction bending of light rays by the cornea lens and fluids to the eyes to bring the rays into focus on retina
sclera tough white outer coat of the eyeball
vitreous humor soft jelly like material behind the lens in the vitreous chamber, helps maintain the shape of the eye ball
aque/o water
biephar/o eye lid
corne/o or kerat/o cornea
dacry/o tear duct
lacrim/o tears
ocul/o eye
opthalm/o eye
pulpill/o pupil
retin/o retina
scler/o sclera or white of eye
ambly/o dull or dim
dipl/o double
glauc/o gray
nyct/o night
phot/o light
presby/p old age
xer/o dry
acous/o hearing
audi/o hearing
audit/o hearing
myring/o eardrum
ot/o ear
aur/o or auricul/o ear
cochle/o cochlea
mastoid/o mastoid process
ossicul/o occicle
salping/o elistachian or auditory tube
staped/o stapes or third bone of the middle ear
tympan/o ear drum
vestibul/o vestibule
-acusis or -cusis hearing
-meter instrument to measure
-otia ear condition
-opia or opsia vision
-tropia to turn
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