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Double vision caused by each eye focusing separately.
ambiopia
dullness or dimness of vision.
amblyopia
inequality in the diameter of the pupils of the eyes.
anisocoria
absence of the lens of the eye.
aphakia
Watery.
aqueous
A pupil that constricts on accommodation but not in response to light.
Argyll-Robertson pupil
Relaxation of the skin of the eyelid. The skin may droop over the edge of the eyelid when the eyes are open.
blepharochalasis
paralysis of the ciliary muscle of the eye.
cycloplegia
Inflammation of the lacrimal (tear) gland.
dacryoadenitis
excessive flow of tears.
dacryorrhea
double vision caused by each eye
focusing separately. see ambiopia.
diplopia
A state of normal vision; the eye is at rest and the image is focusing directly on the retina.
emmetropia
Inversion (turning inward) of the edge of the eyelid.
entropion
inflammation of the outermost layers of the sclera.
episcleritis
pertaining to outside the eye.
extraocular
Blindess in one-half of the visual field.
hemianopia
Blindess in one-half of the visual field.
hemianopsia
Inflammation of the iris.
iriditis
Inflammation of the iris and ciliary body of the eye.
iridocyclitis
Inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva of the eye.
keratoconjunctivitis
A cone-shaped protrusion of the
center of the cornea, not accompanied by inflammation.
keratoconus
A fungal growth present on the cornea.
keratomycosis
Pertaining to tears.
lacrimal
The secretion of tears from the lacrimal glands.
lacrimation
Abnormal constriction of the pupil of the eye.
miosis
An agent that causes the pupil of the eye to constrict.
miotic
Abnormal dilatation of the pupil
of the eye.
mydriasis
An agent that causes the pupil of the eye to dilate.
mydriatic
Pertaining to the nose and the
lacrimal (tear) ducts.
nasolacrimal
Involuntary,rhythmic jerking movements of the eye. These quivering movements may be from side to side, up and down, or combination of both.
nystagmus
A medical doctor (M.D.) who specializes in the treatment of the diseases and disorders of the eye.
ophthalmologist
the branch of medicine that specializes in the study of the diseases and disorders of the eye.
ophthalmology
any disease of the eye.
ophthalmopathypert
pertaining to the eyes or to sight.
optic
A health professional (not an m.d.) who specailizes in filling
prescriptions for corrective lenses for glasses or for contact lenses.
optician
A health professional not an m.d. who specializes in testing the eyes for visual acuity and prescribing corrective lenses.
optometrist
pertaining to the eyelid
palpebral
swelling of the optic disc, visible on ophthalmoscopic examination of the interior of the eye.
papilledema
softening of the lens of the eye.
phacomalacia
abnormal sensitivity to light ,especially by the eyes
photophobia
loss of accommodation for near vision; poor vision due to the natural aging process.
presbyopia
pertaining to the pupil of the eye.
pupillary
any disease of the retina.
retinopathy
excision, or removal , of a portion of the sclera of the eye.
sclerectomy
an area of depressed vision (blindness) within the usual visual field, surrounded by an area of normal vision.
scotoma
inflammation of the uveal tract of the eye, which includes the iris, ciliary body, and the choroid.
uveitis
pertaining to the vitreous body of the eye.
vitreous
Pertaining to sound or hearing.
acoustic
A recording of the faintest sounds an indvidual is able to hear.
audiogram
Pertaining to the sense of hearing.
auditory
Pertaining to the ear.
aural
Pertaining to the ear and the temporal area.
auriculotemporal
Inflammation or bleeding of the middle ear caused by changes in atmospheric pressure; the pressure in the middle ear is different from that of atmosphere.This can happen when there is a sudden change in altitude.
barotitis media
Pertaining to a snail shaped structure within the middle ear.
cochlear
Inflammation of the inner ear.
labyrinthitis
Inflammation of one of the mastoid processes of the temporal bone usually an extension of a middle ear infection.
mastoiditis
surgical repair of the eardrum with a tissue graft , this procedure is performed to correct hearing loss. it is also called tympanoplasty
myringoplasty
surgical incision into the eardrum ,this procedure is performed to relieve pressure or release fluid from the middle ear. it is also called tympanotomy
myringotomy
pain in the ear, earache it is also called otodynia
otalgia
Inflammation of the middle ear.
otitis media
Pain in the ear.
otodynia
an instument used to examine the nasopharynx and the eustachian tube . the combining form salping /o refersto both the eustachian tube and the fallpian tube,when using this combining form ,be sure to keep the appropriate body system in mind.
salpingoscope
A fungal infection of the exteranl auditory meatus of the ear.
otomycosis
Drainage from the ear usually associated with inflammation of the ear.
otorrhea
loss of hearing due to the natural aging process.
presbycusis
containing pus.
purulent
Pertaining to producing serum.
serous
Surgical removal of the stapes middle ear and insertion of a graft and prosthesis.
stapedectomy
A ringing or tinkling noise heard in the ears,may be a sign of injury to the ear, some disease process, or toxic levels of some medications from prolonged use such as aspirin
tinnitus
see myringoplasty
tympanoplasty
Seemyringotomy
typanotomy
A sensation of spining around or
of having things in the room or area spining around the person ,a resualt of disturbance of the
equilibrium
vertigo
A gwitching of the eyelid muscles; may be due to eyestrain or nervous irritability
blepharospasm
Pertaining to the cornea.
corneal
An obvious inward turning of one eye in relation to the other eye; also called crosseyes.
esotropia
An obvious outward turning of one eye in relation to the other eye; also called walleye.
exotropia
One or more spots that appear to drift, "or float," across the visual field.
floaters
Inflammation of the iris
iritis