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Eyes & Ears

Veterinary Ears & Eyes Terms

TermDefinition
Cataract Cloudiness or opacity of the lens
Blindness Inability to see
Blepharaitis Inflammation of eyelid
Aniscoria Unequal pupil size. ( Sign of brain tumor)
Nictitating Membrane 3rd eyelid. Attached at medial canthus that moves across cornea when eyelids close.
Schrirmer Tear Test Test using graded paper strip to measure tear production.
Opthalmoscope Tool used to examine eye.
Intraocular Within the eyeball
Fluorescein Eye Stain Test to determine corneal injury by using dye.
Eyelids Function to protect eye from injury. (ex; foreign material, wind and excessive light)
Periocular Around the eyeball
Tympanic Membrane "Eardrum"= Transmits sound waves to ossicles
Mydrias Pupillary Dilatation
Misosis Pupillary Contriction
Otoplasty Surgical repair of ear
Ablation Removal of a part or all of inner ear
Aural Hematoma Collection of blood on outer ear
Otoscopy Surgical repair of ear
Otitis Inflammation of ear
Otalgia Pain in the ear
Otoscope Tool used to perform otoscopy
Keratotomy Incision into cornea
Eye Enucleation Removal of eyeball
Vertigo Sense of dizziness
Otorrhea Ear discharge
Equilibrium State of balance
Conjunctival Scrape Test using a tool to peel back cells from conjunctiva to view with microscope
Proptosis Displacement of eye from orbit
Nystagmus Involuntary and constant rhythmic movement of eye
Glaucoma Group of disorders resulting from intraocular pressure
Corneal Ulcer Surface depression. Depression on cornea. (Scratch)
Conjunctivitis Inflammation of conjunctiva
Lacrimal Apparatus Produces, stores, and removes tears
Conjuctiva Mucous membrane that lines underside of eye lids
Cilia Eyelashes
Canthus Corner of eye
Orbit Cavity of skull that holds eye
Ocular System System responsible for vision
Retina Nervous tissue layer that receives images
Ciliary Body Muscles that changes shape and thickness of lens
Lens Adjusts vision to improve vision
Pupil Circle opening in center of iris
Iris Rings that contract or relax to change pupil size
Choroid Associates Iris, Pupil, Lens, Ciliary Muscles
Tapetum Lucidum Reflecting layer of tissue
Ectropion/Entropion Turning outward/ Turning inward of eyelid
Proptosis Displacement of eye from orbit
Audit/o, Aud/i Combing forms for ear
Pinna Outer ear
Vestibule Balance
Cochlea Organ of hearing
Semicircular Canals 3 canals to control equilibrium
Panotitis Inflammation of ALL ear parts
Otomycosis Fungal ear infection
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