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Med Term Review LN 9

Lesson 9 - Eye, Ear, & Plural Endings

TermDefinition
audi/o/logist specialist (physician)who studies & treats impaired hearing
audi/o/logy study of hearing
audi/o/meter instrument used to measure hearing
blephar/itis inflammation of the eyelid
blephar/o/plasty surgical repair of the eyelid
blephar/o/ptosis abnormal condition of drooping of the eyelid
irid/ectomy excision of the iris
irid/o/plegia paralysis of the iris
kerat/o/meter instrument used to measure the cornea
kerat/o/plasty surgical repair of the cornea
myring/itis inflammation of the eardrum (tympanic membrane)
myring/o/plasty surgical repair of the eardrum (tympanic membrane)
myring/o/tomy incision into the eardrum (tympanic membrane)
ophthalm/ic pertaining to the eye
ophthalm/o/logist specialist (physician) who studies & treats diseases of the eye
ophthalm/o/logy study of the eye
ophthalm/o/scope instrument used for the visual examination of the eye
opt/ic pertaining to vision
opt/o/meter instrument used to measure vision
opt/o/metry measurement of vision
ot/itis inflammation of the ear
ot/o/plasty surgical repair of the ear
ot/o/rhin/o/laryng/o/logy study of the ear, nose & larynx (throat)
ot/o/rhin/o/laryng/o/logist specalist who studies and treats diseases of the ear, nose & larynx (throat)
ot/o/rrhea discharge from the ear
ot/o/scope instrument used for the visual examination of the ear
retin/al pertaining to the retina
retin/itis inflammation of the retina
scler/al pertaining to the sclera
scler/ectomy excision of the sclera
tympan/ic pertaining to the middle ear
tympan/o/plasty surgical reapir of the middle ear
astigmatism defective curvature of the refractive surfaces of the eye
cataract clouding of the lens of the eye
detached retina seperation of the retina from the choroid or middle coat of the eye
glaucoma eye disorder characterized by optic nerve damage caused by the abnormal increase in intraocular pressure
hyperopia farsightedness
LASIK a lasar procedure that reshapes the corneal tissue below the surface of the cornea
macular degeneration a progressive deterioration of the central portion of the retina resulting in a loss of central vision
myopia nearsightedness
optometrist a healthcare professional who prescribes corrective lenses and/or eye exercises
otitis media inflammation of the middle ear
tinnitus ringing in the ears
ARMD age-related macular degeneration
AST astigmatism
ENT ear, nose & throat
OM otitis media
ophth ophthalmology
Created by: srussel