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HA Module 2

Eyes

TermDefinition
cornea transparent covering of the iris
coloboma defect of the choroid and retina resulting when development in utero is interrupted
chalazion chronic inflammation of the meibomian gland in the upper or lower eyelid
amblyopia permanent loss of visual acuity resulting from certain uncorrected medical conditions
anisocoria difference in pupil sizes. anterior chamber space in front of pupil and iris
enophthalmos backward displacement of the globe of the eye
accommodation visual focusing from far to near point as pupils constrict and eyes converge
choroid vascular tissue of the posterior uveal tract lining the inner surface of the globe of the eye, beneath the retina; provides nutrition to the retina and helps absorb excess light
caruncle round, red structure in the inner canthus; contains sebaceous glands
dacryocystitis inflammation of the lacrimal duct
ectropion (of the eye) turning outward, or eversion of the eyelid, usually the lower
bulbar conjunctiva covering of the anterior surface of the sclera
blepharitis inflamed, scaly, red-rimmed eyelids, sometimes with loss of the eyelashes
canthus nasal or temporal angle where the eyelids meet
dacryoadenitis acute inflammation of the lacrimal duct
entropion (of the eye) turning inward, or inversion of the eyelid, usually the lower
ciliary body extension of the uveal tract that produces aqueous humor
cones retinal structures in the macular region that are responsible for color vision
cataract opacity in the lens of the eye that gives the pupil a pearly gray appearance
arcus senilis hazy gray ring about 2mm in diameter just inside the limbus; most commonly found in older individuals
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