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Clinical Technique

Defect in the curvature of the eyeball surface: astigmatism
Clear, watery fluid, continually secreted drained and replaced to maintain normal intraocular pressure: aqueous humor
An instrument usedto measure hearing acuity quantitatively for the various frequencies of sound waves: audiometer
A test for hearing acuity: audiometry
The junction of the eyelids at either corner of the eye: canthus
A noninfectious opacity or clouding of the lens of the eye: cataract
Ear wax: cerumen
Part of internal ear, contains the organ of corti, the organ of hearing: cochlea
Sound is inadequately conducted through the external or middle ear to the inner ear. Common cause is buildup of cerumen: conductive hearing loss
The eyelid: conjunctiva
An inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by bacterial or viral infection, allergy, or enviornment factors: conjuntivitis
Prerequisite for dirver's license. Ability to identify colors of major groups: red, blue and green color perception
A disorder of retinal blood vessels, frequentlyin patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus: diabetic retinopathy
The surgical removal of the eyeball: enucleation
Auditory canall of middle ear: eustachian tube
An abnormal condition of elevated pressure within an eye because of obstruction of the outflow of aqueous humor: glaucoma
Farsightedness: hyperopia
The dropping of a liquid into a body cavity: instillation
Round, intact, bilateral coloration of the eye: iris
The washing of a body canal with a flowing solution: irrigation
A membranous portion of the internal ear that is a series of canals: labyrinth
A transparent, colorless structure that is biconvex in shape; the function is to focus light rays so that they form a perfect image on the retina: lens
An infection of one of the mastoid bones: mastoiditis
A chronic disease of the inner ear characterized by recurrent episodes of of vertigo or tinnitus: Meniere's disease
Agents that cause the pupil to contract and lower intraocular pressure: miotics
Nearsightedness: myopia
A surgical incision of the eardrum: myringotomy
Three small bones in the middle ear that carry sound waves from the external ear to the inner ear ossicles
An inflammation or infection of the middle ear: otitis media
A condition of chronic progressive deafness caused by the formation of spongy bone in the middle ear: otosclerosis
Visualization of the external auditory canal and the eardrum performed with otoscope: otoscopy
A decrease in the elasticity of the lens that occurs with aging, resulting in a decreased ability to focus on close objects: presbyopia
In the center of the iris, circular opening, reactive to light: pupil
The deflection or bending of light rays by a lens: refraction
A ten-layer, delicate, nervous-tissue membrane of the eye that receives images and transmits impulses to the brain: retina
White of the eye: sclera
A defect in the inner ear that results in distortion, making discrimination difficult; usually caused by trauma, infection or exposure to ototoxic drugs: sensorineural hearing loss
Assessment of visual acuity; used as screening test: snellen's test
Inability of the eyes to focus in the same direction; commonly called cross-eyed: strabismus
A subjective noise sensation heard in one or both ears; usually ringing or tinkling sounds: tinnitus
A thin, semitransparent membrane between the external ear canal and the middle ear that receives and transmits sound waves: tympanic membrane
The sensation that the outer world is revolving about oneself or that one is moving in space: vertigo
Deep in the ear; measures balance and equilibrium: vestibule
Consists of distant, near and peripheral vision: visual acuity
Transparent, jelly like substance that gives shape to the eyeball; not continually replaced: vitreous humor
Created by: kduvall20
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