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Chapter 11 Med Terms
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iris of the eye
hard, white of eye
the structure that maintains the shape of the eye and protects the delicate inner layers of tissue
the snail-shaped structure of the inner ear
the blind spot of the eye
lies between the outer ear and the middle ear
separates the middle ear from the inner ear
The auditory ossicle, which is also known as the anvil, is the _____.
common changes in the eyes that occur with aging
In _____, a laser is used to repair a detached retina.
the turning inward of the edge of the eyelid
an inflammation of the middle ear
the unit of measurement of a lens's refractive power
bleeding from the ears
the surgical incision of the eardrum to create an opening for the placement of ear tubes
a visual field test to determine losses in peripheral vision is used to diagnose
an inflammation of the uvea, causing swelling and irritation
The eustashian tubes lead from the middle ear to the nasal cavity and the throat.
Cerunem, also known as earwax, is secreted by glands that line the external auditory canal.
Astegmatism is a condition in which the eye does not focus properly because of uneven curvatures of the cornea.
Laberinthitis is an inflammation of the labyrinth that can result in vertigo and deafness.
A Snellan chart is used to measure visual acuity.
A radial keratotomy is performed to treat _____.
the condition in which the pupils are unequal in size
is performed in preparation for the placement of a cochlear implant.
The condition also known as a stye
the ability of the lens to bend light rays so they focus on the retina
a sense of whirling, dizziness, and the loss of balance
a specialist in measuring the accuracy of vision
an inflammation of the cornea that can be due to many causes, including bacterial, viral, or fungal infections
anis/o, cor, -ia
a condition in which the pupils are unequal in size
the normal relationship between the refractive power of the eye and the shape of the eye that enables light rays to focus correctly on the retina
ot/o, myc, -osis
the flow of pus from the ear
a gradual loss of sensorineural hearing that occurs as the body ages
xer, ophthalm, -ia
drying of eye surfaces, cluding the conjunctiva, that is often associated with aging
Cones in the retina are the receptors for color
T/F: Rods in the retina are the receptors for color.
T/F: Aqueous humor is drained through the canal of Schlemm.
Visual field testing is performed to determine losses in peripheral vision
T/F: Visual field testing is performed to determine the presence of cataracts.
T/F: Dacryoadenitis is an inflammation of the lacrimal gland caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection.
T/F: Tarsorrhaphy is the suturing together of the upper and lower eyelids
Following a boxing match, Jack Lawson required _____ to repair the injured pinna of his ear.
During his scuba diving expedition, Jose Ortega suffered from pressure-related ear discomfort. The medical term for this condition is _____.
Margo Spencer was diagnosed with closed-angle glaucoma affecting her left eye. She is scheduled to have a/an _____ performed to treat this condition.
Edward cooke was diagnosed as having _____. This condition is characterized by blindness in one-half of the visual field.
While gathering branches after the storm, Vern Passman scratched the cornea of his eye. To diagnose the damage, his ophthalmologist performed _____ staining, which caused the cornea abrasions to appear bright green.
Ted Milligan was treated for an allergic reaction to being stung by a wasp. His reaction was swelling of the tissues around his eye, and that is known as _____ edema.
Adrienne Jacobus is unable to drive at night because she suffers from night blindness. The medical term for this condition is _____.
James Escobar complained of a ringing sound in his ears. His physician refers to this condition as _____.
The obstruction of a sebaceous gland caused the _____ to form on Ingrid Clareus upper eyelid.
Susie Harris was diagnosed as having _____. Her mother referred to this condition as pinkeye.
Commonly known as choked disk, _____ is swelling and inflammation of the optic nerve at the point of entrance into the eye through the optic disk.
The presence of what appears to be flashes of light is known as _____.
The term _____ describes any error of refraction in which images do not focus properly on the retina.
The _____ is the angle where the upper and lower eyelids meet.
The term _____ describes an accumulation of earwax that forms a solid mass by adhering to the walls of the external auditory canal.
pain felt in the iris
inflammation of the eyelid
inflammation of the lacrimal duct
any disease of the eyelid
the medical specialty concerned with the eye, its diseases, and refractive errors
swelling of the eyelid
a surgical incision into the lacrimal duct
a surgical incision into the labyrinth of the inner ear
any disease of the iris
the surgical removal of the retina
ciliary body and muscle
external auditory canal
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