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Diagnostic

Vocabulary for Eye

TermDefinition
Amblyopia Dimness of vision
Astigmatism Irregular curvature of cornea or lens
Cataracts Condition in which the eye lens becomes opaque
Conjunctivitis An inflammation of the conjunctival membranes in the front of the eye
Cornea A circular area in the very front of the scelerotic coat
Detached Retina The vitreous fluid contracts as it ages, pulling on the retina and causing a tear
Diplopia Double vision
Glaucoma Increase in interocular eye pressure
Hyperopia Farsightedness
Iris Colored muscular layer surrounding the pupil of the eye
Lens Crystal structure for refraction of light rays
Macular Degeneration Thinning of retinal layer of eye or leakage may develop under retina disturbing sharp central vision
Miotic Pertaining to or causing contraction of the pupil
Myopia Nearsightedness
Optic Disc An area of the eye devoid of visual reception; also known as the blind spot
Presbyopia Farsightedness of advanced age due to loss of elasticity in lens of eye
Pupil Opening in iris of eye for passage of light
Sclera Tough, white covering, part of external coat of eye
Strabismus Condition in which the muscles of the eyeball do not coordinate their action; also known as crosseyes
Sty Infection of gland along the eyelid
Created by: heather4354