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The Eye -Q – Therapeutic Terms & A – Meaning

contact lens small, plastic, curved disk with optical correction that fits over the cornea; used to correct refractive errors
eye instillation introduction of a medicated solution in the eye, usually administered by a drop (gt) or drops (gtt) in the affected eye or eyes
eye irrigation washing of the eye with water or other fluid (e.g., saline)
antibiotic ophthalmic solution antimicrobial agent in solution; used to treat bacterial infections (e.g., conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers)
cycloplegic agent that paralyzes the ciliary muscle and the powers of accommodation; commonly used in pediatric eye examinations
mydriatic agent that causes dilation of the pupil; used for certain eye examinations
miotic agent that causes the pupil to contract (mio = less)
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