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Special Senses Chapter 15

Artificial hearing device that produces useful hearing sensations by electrically stimulating nerves inside the inner ear? Cochlear implant
The medical term for the perception of ringing, hissing, or other sounds in the ears or head when no external sound is present? Tinnitus
Involuntary eye movements that appear jerky and may reduce vision or be associated with other, more serious conditions that limit vision? Nystagmus
What are the 6 abbreviations currently found in medical records that JCAHO believes should be written out? OD, OS, OU, AD, AS, AU
EOM Extraocular movement
Cosmetic Surgery that removes fatty tissue called "bags" above and below the eye, which commonly form as a result of the aging process or excessive exposure to the sun? Blepharectomy
Localized, circumscribed, inflammatory swelling of one of the several sebaceous glands of the eyelid, generally caused by a bacterial infection? Hordeolum
dull, dim ambly/o
Clearness or sharpness of a sensory function? Acuity
ENT Ears, Nose and Throat
-opia or -opsia vision
The act and sense of smelling Olfaction
AC Air conduction
PE Tube Pressure-equalizing tube
aque/o water
PERRLA Pupils equal, round and reactive to light and accomodation
Method of treating cataracts by using ultrasonic waves to disintegrate the cloudy lens, which is then aspirated and removed Phacoemulsification
blephar/o eyelid
IOP intraocular pressure
Incision of the cornea keratotomy
-tropia turning
choroid/o choroid
EOM extraocular movement
Reconstruction of the eardrum, commonly due to perforation; also call myringoplasty tympanoplasty
cor/o pr pupill/o pupil
Measurement of hearing acuity at various sound wave frequencies audiometry
myring/o or tympan/o tympanic membrane
conjuntiv/o conjunctiva
staped/o stapes
-acusia hearing
salping/o tubes (eustachian)
corne/o cornea
mastoid/o mastoid process
cycl/o ciliary body of the eye, circular, cycle
labyrinth/o labyrinth
-cusis hearing
aur/o or ot/o ear
dacry/o or lacrim/o tear, lacrimal apparatus
audi/o hearing
dacryocyst/o lacrimal sac
vitr/o vitreous body of eye
glauc/o gray
scot/o darkness
exo- outside, outward
scler/o hardening; sclera
goni/o angle
retin/o retina
irid/o iris
presby/o old age
ocul/o or ophthalm/o eye
hyper- excessive, above normal
light phot/o
phac/o lens
opt/o or optic/o eye, vision
Created by: Mtodd