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Terms for the Senses

Clinical terms related to the senses

amblyopia Dim vision due to a cause other than a refractive disorder or lesion.
anopia Absence of an eye.
audiometry Measurement of auditory acuity for various frequencies of sound waves.
blepharitis Inflammation of the eyelid margins.
causalgia Persistent, burning pain usually associated with injury to a limb.
conjunctivitis Inflammation of the conjunctiva.
diplopia Double vision.
emmetropia Normal condition of the eyes; eyes with no refractive defects.
enucleation Removal of the eyeball.
exophthalmos Abnormal protrusion of the eyes.
hemianopsia Defective vision affecting half of the visual field.
hyperalgesia Heightened sensitivity to pain.
iridectomy Surgical removal of part of the iris.
iritis Inflammation of the iris.
keratitis Inflammation of the cornea.
labyrinthectomy Surgical removal of the labyrinth.
Ménière's disease Inner ear disorder that causes ringing in the ears, increased sensitivity to sounds, dizziness, and hearing loss.
neuralgia Pain resulting from inflammation of a nerve or a group of nerves.
neuritis Inflammation of a nerve.
nystagmus Involuntary oscillation of the eyes.
otitis media Inflammation of the middle ear.
otosclerosis Formation of spongy bone in the inner ear, which often causes deafness by fixing the stapes to the oval window.
pterygium Abnormally thickened patch of conjunctiva that extends over part of the cornea.
retinitis pigmentosa Inherited, progressive retinal sclerosis characterized by pigment deposits in the retina and by retinal atrophy.
retinoblastoma Inherited, highly malignant tumor arising from immature retinal cells.
tinnitus Ringing of buzzing noise in the ears.
trachoma Bacterial disease of the eye that causes conjunctivitis, which may lead to blindness.
tympanoplasty Surgical removal of the middle ear bones and the establishment of continuity from the eardrum to the oval window.
uveitis Inflammation of the uvea, the region of the eye that includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid coat.
vertigo Sensation of dizziness.
Created by: mkowalski