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acous/o
hearing
glauc/o
gray
-cusis
hearing
AD
right ear (auris dextra)
AS
left eye (auris sinistra)
cerumen
ear wax
mastoid bone
bone behind the ear
astigmatism
unequal curvature of the refractive surfaces of the eye; the eye can’t focus the image on the retina so it spreads over a more or less diffuse area
presbycusis
a progressive, bilaterally symmetric perceptive hearing loss occurring with age.
purulence
condition of being full of pus (this patient’s elbow has purulence)
strabismus
deviation of the eye which the patient cannot overcome. The visual axes assume a position relative to each other different from that required by the physiological conditions.
stye or sty (hordeolum)
infection of the sebaceous glands of the eyelids
tinnitus
a noise in the ears, such as ringing, buzzing, roaring, or clicking.
vertigo
an illusory sense that either the environment or one's own body is revolving
audiometry
measurement of hearing, as by means of an audiometer (instrument to measure sound)
optometry
the professional practice consisting of examination of the eyes to evaluate health and visual abilities, diagnosis of eye diseases and conditions of the eye and visual system, and provision of treatment by such means as the prescription of eyeglasses and contact lenses and the use of vision therapy, low-vision aids, drugs (in most states), and certain surgical procedures
Snellen test
a chart imprinted with block letters in gradually decreasing sizes, identified according to distances at which they are ordinarily visible; used in testing visual acuity
tonometry
the measurement of tension or pressure, particularly intraocular pressure.
visual acuity test
the ability to discriminate visually between forms, measured by a Snellen test
corneal transplants
surgery to replace the clear surface on the front of the eye
dacryocystorhinostomy
surgical creation of a passage between the lacrimal sac (tear sac) and the nasal cavity to permit the drainage of tears.
LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis)
– eye surgery in which a thin slice of cornea is shaved to create a hinged flap in the cornea, the flap is opened, the exposed cornea is reshaped by the laser, and the flap is replaced, without sutures, to heal back into position
myringoplasty
surgical restoration of a perforated tympanic membrane by grafting.
phacoemulsification
cataract extraction in which the lens is fragmented by ultrasonic vibrations and simultaneously irrigated and aspirated.
sclerotomy
surgical incision into the sclera