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Keratitis
corneal inflammation
giant cell arteritis
(Also called cranial arteritis, temporal arteritis, or Horton's disease.) - disease causing inflammation of the temporal arteries and other arteries in the head and neck, causing the arteries to narrow, reducing blood flow in the affected areas; may cause persistent headaches and vision loss
anisocoria
inequality in diameter of the pupils
tropia
misalignment of the visual axes under binocular viewing
nystagmus
rapid involuntary oscillation of the eyes.
proptosis (exophthalmos)
Abnormal protuberance of the eyeball out of its socket
- seen in hyperthyroidism
Astigmatism
A warping of the curvature of the cornea so that light rays entering the eye do not meet in a single focal point, resulting in a distorted image.
presbyopia
-natural loss of accommodative capacity with age
Dacryocystitis
infection of the lacrimal sac due to obstruction of the nasolacrimal system
Pinguecula
yellow elevated nodule on either side of the cornea, in the area of the palpebral fissure
Pterygium
-fleshy, triangular encroachment of the conjunctiva onto the nasal side of the cornea
Intraocular pressure
Normal range is 10-21mm Hg
Glaucoma causes high levels= 40-60!!