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  1. imparied vision caused by irregularities in the curvature of the cornea or lens
    astigmatism
  2. area on the retina that marks the site of entrance of the optic nerve
    blind spot
  3. no perception of visula stimuli; lack or loss of ability to see
    blindness
  4. less than 20/200 vission with corrective eyeglasses
    legal blindness
  5. a system of writing and printing by means of raised points representing letters; enables people with a visual disability to read by touch
    braille
  6. clouding or opacity of the lens of the ey
    cataract
  7. inability to distinguish between certain colors; most common is red/green confusion; color vision is a function of the cones of the retina
    color blindness
  8. double vision; perception of two images of a single object
    diplopia
  9. group of diseases of the eye characterized by intraocular pressure from pathologic changes in the optic disc; persion has visual field defects
    glaucoma
  10. farsightedness; eyeball is shorter behind the retina; vision is better for distant objects than for near objects
    hyperopia
  11. nearsightedness; longer eyeball form front to back so the image is focused in front of the retina
    myopia
  12. night blindness; may be hereditary or related to vitamin deficiency
    nyctalopia
  13. pertaining to the ey
    ocular
  14. physician who specializes in diagnosing and prescribing treatment for defects, injuries and diseases of the eye
    ophthalmologist
  15. the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, diagnosis, pathology and treatment of the ey
    ophthalmology
  16. technician who prepares and adapts lenses fills prescriptions from an opthalmologist
    optician
  17. a specialist in optometry the measurement of visual acuity and the adaptation of lenses for correction of visual defects
    optometrist
  18. inflammation of the retina
    retinitis
  19. noninflammatory disease of the retina; identified by the chronic disease of which it is a symptom; for example, diabetic retinopathy reflects the retinal manifestations of diabetes mellitus, including microaneurysms
    retinopathy
  20. a condition peculiar to premature infants, characterized by opaque tissues behind the lens resulting from a high concentration of oxygen, which causes spasm of the retinal vessels, leads to retinal detachement and arrests eye growth and development; prevetned by keeping oxytgen administration as low as possible and discontinuing the oxygen as soon as possible
    retinopahty of prematurity
  21. graphic record of the findings of an audiometer
    audiogram
  22. certified allied health worker often with advanced degrees; trained in identification, diagnosis, measurement and rehabilitation of hearing impairment
    audiologist
  23. instrument used to determine degree and type of hearing ability
    audiometer
  24. pertaining to the ear
    aural
  25. unit of expressing the relative lloudness of a sound abbreviation dB
    decible
  26. the sense by which sounds are perceived; conversion of sound waves into never impulses, which are then interpreted by the brain
    hearing
  27. inflammation of the ear
    otitis
  28. inflammation of the middle ear
    otitis media
  29. physician specialist in otology, the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy, physiology, pathology and treatment of the ear
    otologist
  30. recognizing spoken words by watching the speakers lips face and gestures
    speechreading
  31. telecommunication device for the deaf
    TDD
  32. noise in the ears as ringing buzzing or roaring
    tinnitus
  33. text telephone device
    TTY
  34. instrument used to test for hearing loss;
    tuning fork
  35. ear drum vibrates when sound waves strike; transmit waves to nerve endings by way of ossicles in the middle ear and to cochlea in the inner ear
    tympanic membrane
  36. sensation of rotation or movement of one's self or of one's surroundings; a subtype of dizziness
    vertigo

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