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Accommodation Adjustment of the eyes, enabling light rays to focus on the retina. Adjustment of the thickness of the lens to make close vision possible.
Achromatopsia Colour blindness.
Amblyopia Starbismus or " lazy eye syndrome" in children.
Ametropia An error in refraction causing poor focus.
Anacusis Deafness.
Anosmia Loss of the sense of smell.
Astigmatism A form of ametropia in which a defective lens causes diffusion of light rays over the retina, rather than sharply focusing at a given point. Imperfection of the curvature.
Blepharoptosis Prolapse of the eyelid.
Blepharoplasty Surgical repair of the eyelid.
Cataracts Opacities on the lens or the capsule that encloses the lens, causing loss of vision. Trectment usually involves removeal of lens.
Cerumen A waxy secretion produced by the glands of the external ear canal to prevent the entrance of tiny foregn particles.
Ciliary Muscles Muscles which relax or contract to alter the shape of the lens, making it thicker or thiner, thrs enabling the light rays to focus upon the retina.
Cochlea Snail shaped inner ear structure.
Conjunctivitis Inflammation of the conjunctiva.
Cones Senses colour vision.
Corectasis Dilation of the pupil.
Cornea The clear, transparent portion of the sclera, anterior to the lens. "Window" of the eye.
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