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Terminology III

Chapter 11

TermDefinition
OPT/O OPTIC/O OPHTHALM/O OCUL/O EYE, VISION
IR/O IRID/O IRIS
LABYRINTH/O INNER EAR
OT/O AUR/I EAR
MYRING/O MIDDLE EAR
RETIN/O RETINA
LACRIM/O TEAR DUCT
BLEPHAR/O EYELID
ACOUS/O AUDI/O HEARING
KERAT/O HORNY, HARD CORNEA
MYRING/O TYMPANIC MEMBRANE, EARDRUM
TYMPAN/O TYMPANIC MEMBRANE, EARDRUM
TROP/O TURN, CHANGE
SCLER/O SCLERA, WHITE OF EYE, HARD
RETIN/O RETINA, NET
OPHTHALM/O EYE VISION
-OPIA VISION CONDITION
OPT/O EYE, VISION
OT/O EAR HEARING
CATARACT IS THE LOSS OF TRANSPARENCY OF THE LENS THAT CAUSES PROGRESSIVE LOSS OF VISUAL CLARITY
COCHLEAR IMPLANT AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT BYPASSES THE DAMAGED PORTIONS OF THE EAR AND DIRECTLY STIMULATES THE AUDITORY NERVE
CONJUNCTIVITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE CONJUNCTIVA, USUALLY CAUSED BY AND INFECTION OF ALLERGY
AUDIOMETRY THE USE OF AN AUDIOMETER TO MEASURE HEARING ACUITY
EXOTROPHIA STRABISMUS CHARACTERIZED BY THE OUTWARD DEVIATION OF ONE EYE RELATIVE TO THE OTHER
GLAUCOMA A GROUP OF DISEASES CHARACTERIZED BY INCREASED INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE THAT CAUSES DAMAGES TO THE OPTIC NERVE AND RETINAL NERVE FIBERS
HYPEROPIA A VISION DEFECT IN WHICH LIGHT RAYS FOCUS BEYOND THE RETINA. AKA FARSIGHTEDNESS
ESOTROPHIA STRABISMUS CHARACTERIZED BY AN INWARD DEVASTATION OF ONE OR BOTH EYES
IRIDECTOMY THE SURGICAL REMOVAL OF A PORTION OF THE TISSUE OF THE IRIS
KERATITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE CORNEA
LABRYINTHECTOMY THE SURGICAL REMOVAL OF ALL OR PORTIONS OF THE LABYRINTH
MYOPIA A DEFECT IN WHICH LIGHT RAYS FOCUS IN FRONT OF THE RETINA. AKA NEARSIGHTEDNESS
MASTROIDECTOMY SURGICAL REMOVAL OF MASTOID CELLS
MYRINGOTOMY SMALL SURGICAL INCISION IN THE EARDRUM TO RELEAVE PRESSURE FROM EXCESS PUS OR FLUID OR TO CREATE AN OPENING FOR THE PLACEMENT OF EAR TUBES
OPHTHALMOSCOPY AN INSTRUMENT USED TO EXAMINE THE INTERIOR OF THE EYE
OPTOMETRIST
OTITIS MEDIA INFLAMMATION OF THE MIDDLE EAR
OTORRHEA DISCHARGE FROM THE EAR
PHOTOPHOBIA EXCESSIVE SENSITIVITY TO LIGHT
OTSCLEROSIS ANKYLOSIS OF THE BONE OF THE MIDDLE EAR RESULTING IN A CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS
PRESBYOPIA CONDITION OF COMMON CHANGES IN THE EYES THAT OCCUR WITH AGING
PTOSIS DROOPING OF THE UPPER EYELID THAT IS USUALLY DUE TO PARALYSIS
SCLERITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE SCLERA OF THE EYE
RETINOPEXY TREATMENT TO REATTACH THE DETACHED AREA IN A RETINAL DETACHMENT
TARSORRHAPHY THE PARTIAL OR COMPLETE SUTURING TOGETHER OF THE UPPER AND LOWER EYELIDS
TINNITUS CONDITION OF RINGING, BUZZING, OR ROARING SOUND IN ONE OR BOTH EARS
TYMPANOMETRY THE USE OF AIR PRESSURE IN THE EAR TO CANAL TO TEST FOR DISORDERS OF THE MIDDLE EAR
VERTIGO A SENSE OF WHIRLING, DIZZINESS, AND LOSS OF BALANCE, OFTEN COMBINED WITH NAUSEA AND VOMITTING
PRESBYCUSIS A GRADUAL SENSOR-NEURAL HEARING LOSS THAT OCCURS AS THE BODY AGES
XEROPHTHALMIA DRYING OF EYE SURFACES INCLUDING THE CONJUNCTIVA
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