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Eye disorder (and some ear) flashcards and study guide #8

Beginner terms.
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When lens of the eye changes shape to view objects this is occuring:
Conjunctivitis is informally called this:
Pink eye.
Nystagmus
Involuntary movement of the eyeball:
Ptosis
The drooping of the eyelids is called this:
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Hearing loss caused by nerve impairment is called this:
Visual Acuity
The ability to see images far away is called this:
Astigmatism
This is distortion caused by an irregular shaped cornea:
Cataract occurs due to this:
The lens of the eye becoming opaque.
Glaucoma
This eye disorder caused by an imbalance of aqueous fluid:
Macular Degeneration is this:
The breakdown or damage to the macula.
Myopia is this:
Nearsightedness.
Presbyopia
This is impaired vision caused by aging:
Acoustic Neuroma
This is a tumor on the nerve that connects the ear to the brain:
Meniere's Disease
This is a disease of inner ear that affects balance and hearing:
Otitis Media
Inflammation of the inner ear is called this:
Tinnitus is:
A ringing in the ears.
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