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Bonewit Chapt 6

Eye and Ear Asessment & Procedures- Sierra Waugh

Astigmatism A refractive error that causes disorted and blurred vision for both near and far objects.
Audiometer An instrument used to measure heaing acuity for various frequnecies.
Canthus The junction of the eyelids at either corner of the eye.
Cerumen Earwax
Hyperopia Farsightedness
Impacted Wedged firmly together.
Instillation The dropping of a 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.
Refraction The deflection or bending of light rays.
Tympanic Membrane A thin semitransparent membrane between the external ear canal and the middle ear that receives and transmits sound waves.
Created by: sierrawaugh