MedTerm - Eye

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MedTerm - Eye
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  1. Method of recording the electrical activity of extraocular muscles.
    Electronystagmography
  2. recording of changes and electrical potential of retina after stimulation with light
    Electroretinogram (ERG)
  3. examination of fundus of eye with an ophthalmoscope
    funduscopy
  4. examination of the angle of the anterior chamber with a gonioscope
    gonioscopy
  5. the measurement of intraocular tension; increased tension may indicate the presence of glaucoma
    tonometry
  6. a small hard mass on the eyelid resulting from a plugged and infected meibomian gland
    chalazion
  7. edema and inflammation of the optic nerve 
    papilledema
  8. an infectious eye disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, a chronic condition that without tx can cause blindness
    trachoma
  9. seeing two images of an object at the same time
    diplopia
  10. abnormal protrusion of the eye ball 
    exothalmia
  11. nightblindness
    nyctalopia
  12. rapid jerky eye movements
    nystagmus
  13. triangular overgrowth of the cornea, usually the inner side, by a thickened and degenerative conjunctiva
    pterygium
  14. drooping of the upper eyelid
    ptosis
  15. a blind spot in the field of vision
    scotoma
  16. blood in the anterior chamber of the eye
    hyphema
  17. removal of the eye from its socket
    enucleation 
  18. removal of the contents of the eyeball (viscera) but leaving the sclera
    evisceration
  19. surgical correction of an astigmatism
    limbal relaxing incision
  20. orbital surgery
    orbitotomy
  21. procedure to shave off a few layers of corneal surface cells to flatten cornea and reduce nearsightedness (myopia) without a flap
    photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
  22. repair of retinal detachment
    scleral buckling
  23. removal of the vitreous humor and its replacement with a clear solution
    vitrectomy
  24. a defective curvature of the cornea, resulting in blurry vision
    astigmatism 
  25. far-sightedness
    hyperopia (hypermetropia)
  26. nearsightness
    myopia
  27. presbyopia
    impairment of near vision in old age resulting from the loss of elasticity of the lens or accommodation

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