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Abbreviation & Terminology

ERISA employees retirement income security act
HO hearing officer
ALJ administrative law judge
NPI national provider identifier
FTC federal trade commission
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU each eye or both eyes
SC snellen chart
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU each ear or both ears
AS astigmatism
CAT cataract
G glaucoma
optic pertaining to the eye or sight
extraocular outside of the eyeball
blepharoptosis drooping of the upper eyelid that is usually due to paralysis
conjunctivits inflammation of the conjunctiva (AKA pinkeye)
papilledema swelling and inflammation of the optic nerve (AKA choked disk)
diplopia the perception of two images of a single object (AKA double-vision)
nyctalopia condition in which an individual with normal daytime vision has difficulty seeing at night (AKA night blindness)
presbyopia condition of common changes in the eyes that occur with aging
esotropia strabismus characterized by an inward deviation of one or both eyes (AKA cross eyes)
exotropia strabismus characterized by the outward deviation of one eye relative to the other (AKA walleye)
tonometry the measurement of intraocular pressure
orbitotomy surgical incision into the orbit or boney socket
tarsorrhaphy partial or complete suturing together of the upper and lower eyelids
keratotomy surgical incision into the cornea
pseudophakia an eye in which the natural lens has been replaced with an intraocular lens
retinopexy surgical fixation used to reattach the retina
myringopathy disease of the tympanic membranes or eardrum
otalgia pain in the ear (AKA earache)
otopyorrhea flow of pus from the ear
otosclerosis ankylosis of the bones of the middle ear resulting in a conductive hearing loss
Created by: wheelepa