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Medical terminology pertaining to the eye

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The process whereby the eyes make adjustments for seeing objects at various distances   accommodation  
Dullness of vision   amblyopia  
A condition in which the pupils are unequal   anisocoria  
A condition in which the crystalline   aphakia  
A defect in the refractive powers of the eye in which a ray of light is not focused on the retina but is spread over an area   astigmatism  
Pertaining to having two foci, as in bifocal glasses   bifocal  
Inflammation of the edges of the eyelids   blepharitis  
A drooping of the upper eyelid(s)   blepharoptosis  
An opacity of the crystalline lens or its capsule; most often in adults   cataract  
A small, hard, painless cyst of a meibomian gland   chalazion  
Inflammation of the vascular coat of eye   choroiditis  
Inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by allergy, trauma, chemical injury, bacterial, viral or rickettsial infection   conjunctivitis  
Pertaining to the cornea   corneal  
The surgical process of transferring the cornea from a donor to a patient   corneal transplant  
a type of surgery that uses extreme cold for destruction of tissue or for production of well-demarcated areas of cell injury.   cryosurgery  
Paralysis of the ciliary muscle   cycloplegia  
A tumor-like swelling caused by obstruction of the tear duct(s)   dacryoma  
Double vision   diplopia  
A record of the electrical response of the retina to light stimulation   electroretinogram  
Normal or perfect vision   emmetropia  
The turning inward of the margin of the lower eyelid   entropion  
A process of removing an entire part or mass without rupture, as the eyeball from its orbit   enucleation  
A condition in which the eye or eyes turn inward; crosses eyes   esotropia  
The turning outward of one or both eyes   exotropia  
A disease characterized by increased intraocular pressure   glaucoma  
An instrument used to examine the angle of the anterior chamber of the eye   gonioscope  
The inability (blindness) to see half the field of vision   hemianopia  
A defect in vision in which parallel rays come to a focus beyond the retina; farsightedness   hyperopia  
Pertaining to within the eye   intraocular  
Surgical excision of a portion of the iris   iridectomy  
Inflammation of the iris and ciliary body   iridocyclitis  
Inflammation of the cornea   keratitis  
Inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva   keratoconjuntivitis  
Surgical repair of the cornea   keratoplasty  
Pertaining to tears   lacrimal  
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The inability (blindness) to see half the field of vision   hemianopia  
A defect in vision in which parallel rays come to a focus beyond the retina; farsightedness   hyperopia  
Pertaining to within the eye   intraocular  
Surgical excision of a portion of the iris   iridectomy  
Inflammation of the iris and ciliary body   iridocyclitis  
Inflammation of the cornea   keratitis  
Inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva   keratoconjuntivitis  
Surgical repair of the cornea   keratoplasty  
Pertaining to tears   lacrimal  
An acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation   laser  
Degeneration of the macular area of the retina, an area important in the visualization of fine details   macular degeneration  
A small ,thin corneal contact lens   microlens  
Pertaining to an agent that causes the pupil to contract   miotic  
Pertaining to an agent that causes the pupil to dilate   mydriatic  
A defect in vision in which parallel rays come to a focus in front of the retina   myopia  
A condition in which the individual has difficulty seeing at night; night blindness   nyctalopia  
An involuntary, constant, rhythmic movement of the eyeball   nystagmus  
Pertaining to the eye   ocular  
One who specializes in the study of the eye   ophthalmologist  
The study of the eye   ophthalmology  
An instrument used to examine the interior of the eye   ophthalmoscope  
Pertaining to the eye   optic  
One who specializes in the making of optical products and accessories. This person is not a physician   optician  
One who specializes in examining the eyes for refractive errors and providing appropiate corrective lenses   optometrist  
An instrument used to measure the strength of the muscles of the eye   optomyometer  
The study and treatment of defective binocular vision resulting from defects in ocular musculature   orthoptics  
The process of using ultrasound to disintegrate a cataract.   phacoemulsification  
Surgical destruction and removal of crystalline lens in the treatment of cateract   phacolysis  
A condition of hardening of the crystalline lens   phacosclerosis  
The process of altering proteins in tissue by the use of light energy such as the laser beam; used in the treatment of retinal bleeding intraocular tumors   photocoagulation  
Unusual intolerance of light   photophobia  
A defect in the vision in which parallel rays come to focus beyond the retina; occurs normally with aging   presbyopia  
Pertaining to the pupil   pupillary  
A surgical procedure that may be performed to correct nearsightedness (myopia).   radial keratotomy  
Pertaining to the retina   retinal  
Inflammation of the retina   retinitis  
A malignant tumor arising from the germ cell of the retina   retinoblastoma  
Any disease of the retina   retinopathy  
A disease of the retinal vessels present in premature infants   retrolental fibroplasia (RLF)  
Inflammation of the sclera   scleritis  
A cghart for testing visual activity. It is printed with lines of black letters that are graduated in size   Snellen Chart  
A disorder of the eye in which the optic axes cannot be directed to the same object   strabismus  
Inflammation of one or more of the sebaceous glands of the eyelid   sty  
Recording of intraocular pressure used in detecting glaucoma   tonography  
An instrument used to measure intraocular pressure   tonometer  
A condition of ingrowing eyelids that rub against the cornea, causing a constant irritation to the eyeball   trichiasis  
Pertaining to having three foci   trifocal  
Pertaining to the second or vascular coat of the eye   uveal  
Inflammation of the uvea   uveitis  
Inflamed eye condition caused by foreign material   xenophthalmia  
An eye condition in which there is dryness of the conjunctiva   xerophthalmia  


   


 
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