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Bonewit #6

Eye and Ear Assessment and Procedures -Libby

Astigmatism A refractive error that causes distorted and blurred vision for both near and far objects due to a cornea that is oval shaped
Audiometer An instrument used to measure hearing acuity quantitatively for various frequencies of sound waves
Canthus The junction of the eyelids at either corner of the eye
Cerumen Earwax
Hyperopia Farsightedness
Impacted Wedged firmly together so as to be immovable
Instillation The dropping of liquid into a body cavity
Irrigation The washing of a body canal with a flowing solution
Myopia Nearsightedness
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 external ear canal and the middle ear receives and transmits sound waves
Created by: oliviadiller