Chap 15 root words.txt

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  1. ambly/o
    • dull, dim
    • In amblyopia, visual stimulation through the optic nerve of one eye (lazy eye) is impaired, thus resulting in poor or dim vision
  2. aque/o
    water
  3. blephar/o
    eyelid
  4. choroid/o
    choroid
  5. conjunctiv/o
    conjunctiva
  6. core/o; pupill/o
    pupil
  7. corne/o
    cornea
  8. cycl/o
    • ciliary body of eye
    • circular
    • cycle
  9. dacry/o; lacrim/o
    • tear
    • lacrimal apparatus (duct, sac or gland)
  10. dacryocyst/o
    lacrimal sac
  11. glauc/o
    gray
  12. goni/o
    • angle
    • used to differentiate the two forms of glaucoma (open- and closed-angle)
  13. irid/o
    iris
  14. kerat/o
    • horny tissue
    • hard
    • cornea
  15. ocul/o; ophthalm/o
    eye
  16. opt/o; optic/o
    eye, vision
  17. phac/o
    • lens
    • phac/o/cele - herniation of the lens into the interior chamber of the eye. Usually caused by blunt trauma to the eye
  18. phot/o
    • light
    • intolerance to light is associated with people who suffer from migraines or have light colored eyes or glaucoma. Some medications also cause a marked intolerance to light
  19. presby/o
    • old age
    • the loss of accommodation due to weakening of the ciliary muscles as a result of the aging process
  20. retin/o
    • retina
    • retinosis includes any degenerative process of the retina not associated with inflammation
  21. scler/o
    • hardening
    • sclera (white of eye)
  22. scot/o
    • darkness
    • an area of diminished vision in the visual field
  23. vitr/o
    • vitreous body (of eye)
    • removal of the vitreous allows surgical procedures that would otherwise be impossible, including repair of macular holes and tears in the retina
  24. audi/o
    hearing
  25. labyrinth/o
    labyrinth (inner ear)
  26. mastoid/o
    mastoid process
  27. ot/o
    ear
  28. salping/o
    • tubes
    • usually fallopian or eustachian (auditory) tubes
  29. staped/o
    • stapes
    • Stapedectomy is performed to improve hearing, especially in cases of otosclerosis
  30. myring/o; tympan/o
    tympanic membrane (eardrum)
  31. '-acusia; -cusis
    hearing
  32. '-opia; -opsia
    vision
  33. '-tropia
    turning
  34. exo-
    outside, outward
  35. hyper-
    excessive, above normal
  36. nyctal
    night
  37. goni/o
    angle
  38. orth
    straight

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